Doubling Up: Melinda French Gates Sets Goal to Significantly Increase Numbers of Low-Income Students Earning Postsecondary Degrees ArticleNovember 17, 2008
In a speech preceding her husband’s, Melinda French Gates, who also serves as a cochair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discussed the foundation’s new focus on college completion and announced a goal of doubling the number of low-income students who earn college degrees.
STATE FUNDING GAPS: New Education Trust Report Finds Large Funding Gaps Between High- and Low-Poverty School Districts ArticleNovember 19, 2003
According to a new report by the Education Trust, large funding gaps continue to exist between high-income and low-income and minority districts in many states.
D.C. VOUCHER PROGRAM APPEARS LIKELY: Congressional Republican Leaders Roll Measure into Omnibus Bill ArticleOctober 10, 2003
A private-school voucher program for District of Columbia students was all but guaranteed when members of the Republican leadership decided to roll the $13 million program into the fiscal 2004 omnibus bill
Highest New York Court Requires “Meaningful High School Education”: Court Declares School Funding System Unconstitutional ArticleJuly 07, 2003
Recently the New York Court of Appeals, the State's highest court, ruled that a "high school level education is now all but indispensable" to prepare students to compete for jobs that enable them to support themselves.