As director of College-Ready Education, Vicki Phillips oversees work to ensure that U.S. high school students graduate ready to succeed, and to improve access to college.
Phillips has committed her career to increasing educational opportunities for young people. Prior to joining the foundation, she was superintendent of Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon. Before her move to Oregon, Phillips was secretary of education and chief state school officer for the State of Pennsylvania and served as superintendent of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, school district. She has worked with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington, D.C., and has been a middle and high school teacher.
December 02, 2013 / Vicki Phillips
Teacher leader, Aaron Kaswell personalizes instruction for his students.
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November 19, 2013 / Vicki Phillips
Teacher leader Mark Weese successfully teaches literacy standards in his science classes.
October 22, 2013 / Vicki Phillips
Teacher leader, Anna Hull, engages studenst in making real classroom decisions.
October 15, 2013 / Vicki Phillips
Teacher leader Tristan Wright is using a new tool to power up student learning.
October 04, 2013 / Vicki Phillips
The standards are designed to help all students learn the core skills they need to be successful in college and career. We know that teachers are playing a critical role in making the standards real and relevant for their students.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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