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Gates Foundation

Speaking Up for the Common Core

Bill Gates gave a speech at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ Teaching & Learning conference to some 2,000 teachers about why we need the Common Core State Standards, what should be done to help teachers master them, and how they provide a platform for innovation. You can read his blog about the speech, including a video from teachers talking about the impact the standards are having in their classrooms, or read the Washington Post’s coverage of the event.

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Teachers

Speak Up for the Common Core

Bill Gates gave a speech at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ Teaching & Learning conference to some 2,000 teachers about why we need the Common Core State Standards, what should be done to help teachers master them, and how they provide a platform for innovation. You can read his blog about the speech, including a video from teachers talking about the impact the standards are having in their classrooms, or read the Washington Post’s coverage of the event.

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State & Districts

Speak Up for the Common Core

Bill Gates gave a speech at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ Teaching & Learning conference to some 2,000 teachers about why we need the Common Core State Standards, what should be done to help teachers master them, and how they provide a platform for innovation. You can read his blog about the speech, including a video from teachers talking about the impact the standards are having in their classrooms, or read the Washington Post’s coverage of the event.

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Grantees & Partners

Speak Up for the Common Core

Bill Gates gave a speech at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ Teaching & Learning conference to some 2,000 teachers about why we need the Common Core State Standards, what should be done to help teachers master them, and how they provide a platform for innovation. You can read his blog about the speech, including a video from teachers talking about the impact the standards are having in their classrooms, or read the Washington Post’s coverage of the event.

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Areas of Focus

Teaching

Teaching

Ensuring every classroom has an effective, well-supported teacher, and empowering teachers to shape and build their profession.

Providing clear, consistent, and higher expectations of postsecondary readiness for all students,improved instructional materials that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and improved student assessment.

Tailoring Students' learning experiences to their individual needs and interests, investing in schools that are transforming the teaching and learning experience, and filling gaps in the market for teacher and student supports and lowering barries to make it easier for more schools to personalize learning.