Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

April 27, 2016

Can AI Fix Education? We Asked Bill Gates

The rise of smartphones has transformed the way students communicate and entertain themselves. But the classrooms they spend so much of their time in remain stubbornly resistant to transformation. On one hand, technology has long had a home in classrooms — I learned to type on an Apple IIe in the late 1980s. But for most schools, the approach to teaching remains stubbornly one-size-fits-all: a single teacher delivering the same message to a group of about 30 students, regardless of their individual progress.

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April 27, 2016

Students, staff of color critical to institutional success

In the aftermath of a year largely defined by campus protests over racial grievances, a majority of college presidents and administrators expect the trend of unrest on campus to continue, and about half say the trend is impacting their approach to the job. Interestingly, while many campus leaders believe the events of 2015 are part of a growing national trend, most believe their campuses to be well-situated on race relations.

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April 20, 2016

Building Clear Paths

Community college leaders across the country are looking through the hundreds of courses in their catalogs and trying to find a way to streamline their offerings in order to get students to completion.

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April 20, 2016

HBCU Student Says ‘Let There Be Light’

Hajira Attah, a junior at Johnson C. Smith University with a 3.3 GPA, is confidently looking ahead to a bright future in law and education. She, along with several other students attending historically black colleges, was selected to visit the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in February.

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