Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Topics / College-Ready Education (U.S.)

The foundation has set an ambitious goal in K-12 education: to graduate all students college-ready. Currently, only a third of students graduate on-time with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed beyond high school. Together with our partners, we are working to provide all students—especially low-income and minority students—with the opportunity to realize their full potential.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Teachers Leading through Teacher of the Year Networks

How the National Network of State Teachers of the Year supports good professional development for teachers that can have an amazing impact on kids.

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Focus on Teachers: Fresno teacher Rithy Som describes learning and leading through school redesign

Teacher leader Rithy Som talk about teaching in a whole new school design in Fresno, CA.

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Five Examples of Education Collaboration in Colorado

Allan Golston shares 5 examples of education collaboration in Colorado.

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Why the Common Core is a Better Way of Teaching and Learning

Instead of students passively receiving knowledge, the Common Core enables students to create knowledge by engaging with big ideas in math, literature, history, and science.

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Happy Teaching, Happy Learning: 13 Secrets to Finland’s Success

Teacher Sophia Faridi on 13 things Finland does to make students and teachers happy.

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