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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.

Embracing Better Measurement and Transparency in Higher Education

It is time we had a serious conversation about using a set of common measures applied across all of higher education. In order to support the field in embracing better measurement and transparency, I encourage you to read the following op-ed that I recently published with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Technology's Power to Improve Education

We believe technology is just one way to improve how students and faculty interact and relate.

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PODCAST: Inside the Gates Goes Back to School

Our latest podcast episode is all about the foundation's work in US education. Listen now!

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Teachers Need a Seat at the Table

If we are going to make progress, as a country, in improving the state of education, teachers need a seat at the table. A few weeks ago, I had a seat at a different table – one that offered a glimpse into just how powerful the voices of educators can be.

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Innovation and Technology In Education

Finally, online learning and other educational technologies are taking off in a big way. As a result, the next decade is going to be a period of tremendous innovation in teaching and learning.

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