Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

January 24, 2018

Episode 13: Bridging K-12 & Higher Ed: The Gates Foundation View

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Bob Hughes, director of K-12 Education, and Dan Greenstein, director of Postsecondary Success, discuss efforts to scale innovative postsecondary policies and practices, a “refreshed” K-12 strategy, and bridging K-12 and higher ed.

Additional Resources

Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success: Who We Are

Learning in Action

Outline of Our K-12 Strategy

Request for Proposal on Networks for School Improvement

Guest Bios

Dan Greenstein oversees work to substantially increase the number of students who acquire a postsecondary degree or certificate. Before joining the foundation, Greenstein was Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Programs at the University of California Office of the President.




Bob Hughes works to ensure all students are prepared for success in college and career. Before joining the foundation, Hughes was president of New Visions for Public Schools, a New York City school network of 70 district schools serving approximately 45,000 students.




Moderator Bio

Casey Green

Casey Green, the moderator and co-producer of To A Degree, is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education. Check out his blog, Digital Tweed, and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalTweed.



To A Degree is produced for the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation by G2 Education. Jinny Goldstein, the co-founder of G2Ed, is the executive producer of To A Degree.