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 Feb. 16, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory Has Been and Still Is Fighting for the Right to Learn

Black children deserve the opportunity to learn and exist, and it is our responsibility to make sure that they have that opportunity. We need to go out of our way to send the message that we care, support them and their education.…

By Kayla Patrick

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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