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.

Listen to Teachers – Thoughts on Digital Classroom Tools

There’s a lot of talk these days about technology in the classroom…what works, what doesn’t…is it good or bad? Amidst all the discussion and debate, we believe teachers and students are the most important voices.

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Building Teacher Heroes

Teacher Michael Dunlea exemplifies leadership.

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Focus on Teachers: Colleague Circle Puts Common Core in Action K-3

Margaret Box leads a group of teachers from across the country to collaborate on a set of exemplary videos of kids engaged in the Common Core.

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Mountaintop Reflections: What Do You Do When Opportunity Knocks?

I joined more than 300 teachers at the 2014 Snowbird Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2 - pronounced EE-Set two or EE-Set squared) conference. For two and a half exciting and inspiring days the energy and creativity of the ECET2 experience was palpable.

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Focus on Teachers: Teacher Colleague Circle on Universal Design for Learning

One ECET2 Colleague Circle shares their experience of visiting the CHIME Institute Charter School to see UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in action.

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