Gavin Payne

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Director, U.S. Policy, Advocacy & Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Seattle, Washington

Gavin Payne is Director of U.S. Policy, Advocacy & Communications at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 2003 to 2007 he served as Chief Deputy State Superintendent in the California Department of Education.

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Posted Dec. 11, 2015
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For State Leaders, ESSA Means New Powers and Opportunities

This week’s passage of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marks a new era of education policy in our country…

By Gavin Payne

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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