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: Bridgeport, CT teachers discuss engaging parents at the high school level

In Bridgeport, CT, teachers are leaning in to make parent engagement meaningful and relevant for their students.

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Focus on Teachers: 19-year veteran teacher Sarah Woodard on growing as a professional

Teacher leader and 19-year teaching veteran, Sarah Woodard reflects on her experience using the Literacy Design Collaborative.

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Fulfilling the Promise of Our Children’s Futures

How business leaders are helping prepare students for success in college and the workforce.

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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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