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.

Lessons from a rural district: Supporting teacher and student success

A rural Colorado school district focuses on collaboration to improve teaching and help prepare all students for success in college and career

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Focus on Teachers: Brooklyn teacher Aaron Kaswell talks about his shift to personalized learning

Catching up with teacher-leader Aaron Kaswell who is implementing personalized learning in his Brooklyn classroom.

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Teachers Know Best: Teachers’ Views on Professional Development

It’s time we started listening more closely to what teachers want, and trust the teachers.

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Technology, Apps & Online Resources: Tools of the Trade in the Flipped Classroom

How flipped classrooms are transforming the learning experience for K-12 students.

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Personalized Learning Puts Students on the Road to College Success

When students learn content through technology, teachers are freed to focus on what’s most important for college success: the development of students’ skills.

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