Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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A high school education is not enough to compete in today’s global economy. Yet by age 30 most Americans have not earned a college degree or certificate. Our Postsecondary Success Strategy aims to dramatically increase the number of young adults who complete their postsecondary education, setting them up for success in the workplace and in life.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Examining Postsecondary Success and Challenges

Allan Golston shares 5 examples of success, and 5 challenges in postsecondary education.

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Refresh and Refocus: Notes from the PIE Network Summit

Gavin Payne, director of U.S. Program Policy & Advocacy at the Gates Foundation, reflects on the 2014 PIE Network Summit.

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Q & A on the promise of education for Latino youth

Allan Golston chats with CHCI President Esther Aguilera about giving every child a great education.

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Turning Our Ears Toward Faculty

As we work together to ensure all higher education students succeed, faculty must have a voice and a seat at the table.

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From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Reflecting on the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

A reflection on what the Gates Millennium Scholars program has accomplished, what we’ve learned from it, and what we can do to further increase college completion for minority students.

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