'Funding Provides Unprecedented Opportunities to Strengthen Our Educational System,' Rothkopf Says.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) today announced a $2.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and train a network of business leaders dedicated to improving education in communities nationwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today joined forces with the nation’s largest teachers’ union and the National Association of Manufacturers to ask states to give a fair trial to the education reform initiatives outlined in Tough Choices or Tough Times, the report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed remarks by Education Secretary Arne Duncan regarding the use of stimulus funds to tackle such reform issues as teacher accountability, the expansion of school terms, innovation and evaluation, and tying student achievement to international benchmarks.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today in testimony on Capitol Hill Karen Elzey, vice president and executive director of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, stressed the important role the business community plays in ensuring that training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) meet the needs of both job seekers and employers.
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