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.

Focus on Teachers: World History teacher Ryan Jones, spreading the word on teaching reading and writing at the core of content

Teacher leader, Ryan Jones, uses the Literacy Design Collaborative tools to increase students' understanding of World History.

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Teachers as World Growers

A special education teacher talks about how he is collaborating in new ways with his colleagues.

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Helping My Students See their Potential

Missouri State Teacher of the Year on how she prepares her students for the bigger world.

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Digital DBQs Prompt Deeper Learning for All Students

Great teaching with tablets: In Sabba Quidwai’s classes, students use iPads to browse, explore, share, and elaborate beyond summaries.

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Putting Teaching First: Memphis, TN

Memphis is becoming known as Teacher Town, USA.

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