Press Release: Center for Education and Workforce

U.S. Chamber Congratulates Tennessee and Delaware for Finishing on Top

May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, as the U.S. Department of Education’s much anticipated Race to the Top winners were announced, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulated both Tennessee and Delaware for being the only two states awarded the top prize, $500 million and $100 million respectively.

Business Community Commends President Obama’s Focus on Improving America’s Schools

May 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—The Business Coalition for Student Achievement (BCSA), representing business leaders from every sector of the U.S. economy, today commended President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for their continued emphasis on improving America’s schools with targeted strategies to address the nation’s high school dropout rate.

U.S. Chamber Urges Bipartisan Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

April 29, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today urged Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year on a bipartisan basis and believes the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Education Reform: Reauthorizing the ESEA is an important first step in the process.
 

U.S. Chamber Joins White House in Praising Progress in Education Reform

December 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement joining President Obama in applauding progress in education reform.
 
“Providing a high-quality education to every young American is vital to the strength of our nation’s economy. American businesses cannot compete in the global marketplace without students prepared to enter and succeed in a 21st century workforce.
           

U.S. Chamber Commends White House for Launching 'Educate to Innovate' Initiative

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Backed by a $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) will lead its members in a national, state, and local effort to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, reinforcing the tenets of the White House 'Educate to Innovate' initiative announced today by the president.
 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Education Department's 'Race to the Top' Guidance Program

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed the Department of Education's guidance on the distribution of the $4.3 billion Race to the Top Fund which was enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  This program is designed as one of the administration's key vehicles for promoting K-12 education reform throughout the nation. 
 

U.S. Chamber Supports Carnegie Report Calling for Higher Levels of Math & Science Learning

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) today praised the findings of a report issued by the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education. The report offers a series of recommendations detailing what innovations are needed, and who must implement them—or is already doing so—if math and science education is to be transformed for all students in the United States.
 

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