Press Release: Center for Education and Workforce

U.S. Chamber's Report Highlights Essential Role Businesses Play in Improving STEM Education

May 6, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At today’s national summit of business and education leaders, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) released a report outlining the essential role business plays in the success of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, which is crucial to U.S. students’ preparation for the future workforce and ensuring American economic health for future generations. 
 

U.S. Chamber Launches 12-City Tour to Promote and Discuss Waiting for “Superman”

October 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation today announced the launch of a 12-city tour to promote and discuss the groundbreaking film, Waiting for “Superman”.  The events will inform and mobilize business and opinion leaders about how to take action in support of public K-12 education reform.
 

U.S. Chamber Congratulates Nine States and D.C. on Winning Race to the Top Competition

August 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today congratulated the 10 winners of the Race to the Top competition’s second phase: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
 

U.S. Chamber Strongly Opposed to Funding Cuts in Key Education Reform Initiatives

August 3, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Counselor to the President, Arthur J. Rothkopf, issued the following statement today strongly opposing the House-passed funding cuts in key education reform initiatives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as offsets to broader education funding, and encouraged the Senate not to include these cuts in any legislation they consider:
 

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.

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