Gates Revamps Its Strategy for Giving to Education
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today unveiled plans to revamp its high school grantmaking strategy to focus squarely on three pillars: identifying and promoting higher standards for college readiness, improving teacher quality, and fostering innovations to aid struggling students.
Also, the foundation announced a major new effort to expand its work beyond high school into postsecondary education, suggesting that this was a natural outgrowth of its work to date.
“Our goal ... is to double the number of low-income students who earn postsecondary degrees or credentials that let them earn a living wage,” Melinda Gates said at a gathering the foundation hosted in downtown Seattle to discuss its plans. “If we’re going to make any dent in poverty in America, we have to help more students...
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