All the way back in January, I borrowed a page from Melinda Gates’s book and chose a “word for the year” to focus my efforts and intentions. The word I chose was…transformation. By that I meant transform our education systems so that race, ethnicity, and income are no longer predictors of student success.

That intention has indeed been my focus this year — and will continue to be the focus of our U.S. …

Allan Golston

President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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