Robert L. Hughes




Robert L. Hughes, director of K-12 Education in the United States Program, oversees the work to ensure that we prepare all students for success in college and career.

Before joining the foundation in 2016, Bob was president of New Visions for Public Schools, a New York City school network of 70 district schools serving approximately 45,000 students. Under his leadership, New Visions created 99 district and seven charter public schools, provided mentoring services to hundreds of new principals, developed school-based certification programs for teachers and principals, and created suites of data and system tools to streamline school operations and track student progress toward graduation and college.

Prior board affiliations include Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Advocates for Children of New York, Fund For Teachers Board of Directors, and Projects in Education, the nonprofit publisher of Education Week.


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