We believe that a high quality education is a bridge to opportunity and a driver of economic mobility like no other.

As schools around the country prepare to welcome students, and students zip up their backpacks and cross items off their back-to-school lists, let’s celebrate them and their teachers and leaders. Working together, they’re creating student-ready schools that are prepared to help all kids succeed.

 We are committed to help more students graduate from high school with the skills they need to enroll, succeed in, and complete college. To do this, we work alongside educators, policymakers, parents, and communities to strengthen school systems and schools to ensure all students in the United States have access to a high-quality public education.

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