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.

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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Focus on Teachers: Teacher Vae Champagne talks about the power of flexible teaching time

Teacher leader Vae Champagne rises to the challenge of reimagining professional development for teachers.

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Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers

Teacher Mark Sandy on the importance of relationships in teaching.

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Beer, Badges, and Belief in a Brighter Future: 3 Lessons From Oppi

Teacher Lori Nazareno on her experience at the Oppi Festival - not your ordinary teacher conference!

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