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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.

Professional Learning: Bringing it Back Home

The Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) convening reaches the heart of Appalachian Ohio.

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The Power of Trust

In a recent keynote address I talked about the importance of trust between principals and teachers and how that trust creates an environment to help teachers and students be their best. The speech highlights the critical role principals have in instructional leadership, school design, teacher support and student success.

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When Districts and Charters Partner – the Sky is the Limit

Partnerships like the SKY Partnership really can be the best of both worlds. They allow education systems to harness the strengths of each other to help an entire community’s students reach for the sky.

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Why We Need Education Data

If we truly want to help every child succeed, we need to know when and why some of our students are getting left behind.

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Focus on Teachers: Global Teacher Prize Finalists

The first Global Teacher Prize will be awarded this weekend in Dubai. Congratulations to all the finalists for making a difference in kids' lives across the globe.

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