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By Bob Hughes Director, K-12 Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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We need to ensure that the return on investment is equitable for all students.
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For Black and Latino students, and students experiencing poverty, mastering Algebra 1 is the X-Factor

Algebra 1 is one of the key markers of American students’ future success. A Grand Challenges grant competition looks at designing solutions to make it more accessible and collaborative for disadvantaged students.
By Henry Hipps Former Deputy Director, K-12 Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation