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Stacey Childress

Title Deputy Director, Innovation
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Stacey Childress is Deputy Director, Innovation, on the Next Generations Models team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Posts By Stacey Childress

Listen to Teachers: Thoughts on Digital Classroom Tools

There’s a lot of talk these days about technology in the classroom…what works, what doesn’t…is it good or bad? Amidst all the discussion and debate, we believe teachers and students are the most important voices.

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A Fresh Look at an Old Problem: Literacy

Nearly 70% of students in America struggle with reading, writing and comprehension. Literacy is the key to learning, and if students are not strong readers by the time they enter high school, it significantly impacts their future career prospects.

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Why We’re Investing $6 Million in Literacy Learning Technologies

Did you know that almost 70 percent of American eighth graders don’t read or write at grade level? That number is based on reading and writing proficiency as measured by the Nation’s Report Card. And, if you found that number surprising, then consider this: Literacy rates have been hovering in this dismal range for about 40 years.

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The Next Generation of (Personalized) Learning

There is a small but growing effort to rethink fundamental aspects of our current system.

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School of One Sounds Lonely, But It’s Not

Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting article about School of One, a program that “attempts to solve an age-old problem for teachers: What to do with students in the same class who learn at different speeds.” The answer lies in something
called personalized learning.

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