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Vicki Phillips      

Director of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Vicki Phillips is the college-ready education director for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing work to ensure American high school students graduate ready to succeed and to improve access to college. She was previously superintendent of Portland Public Schools and before that, Pennsylvania secretary of education and the state’s chief state school officer. Phillips previously served at the state level in her home state of Kentucky, helping to implement the sweeping changes demanded by the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. She has worked with the US Department of Education and has been a middle and high school teacher.

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Vicki Phillips' Plan To Keep High School Students From Dropping Out

Vicki Phillips was born on a small farm in rural Kentucky. She was the first in her family to go to college and, today, she's working to ensure thousands of other ...

Vicki Phillips a paragon of getting students to earn diplomas? Chalk ...

Forbes magazine's "Forbes Woman" feature is out with a fawning interview with former Portland schools superintendent Vicki Phillips, now director of education ...

Lean In stories: Vicki Phillips on equal expectations - Blue Sky ...

By Vicki Phillips, LeanIn.org. Jan. 14, 2014, 11 a.m.. I grew up in rural Kentucky in a place called Falls of Rough that sounds right out of a Charles Dickens novel, ...

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