January 1, 2014 represents a date that will change how employers and prospective employees utilize the hiring process. On that day, all 50 states and territories will change the assessment used to issue alternative high school credentials.
Yesterday’s New York Times editorial page featured the recent Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (
America’s public K-12 education system isn’t making the grade. It’s not adequately preparing our students to succeed in college or the modern workforce. It’s not delivering the skilled workers that businesses need to drive stronger economic growth.
If you are a regular reader of the Chamber Foundation's education blog, you know that one way to assess the quality of our nation’s education system is to look at other industrialized nations for comparison.
Should states only set educational standards that are easily attainable? Apparently, that's what many critics of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) believe. This notion should drive every parent insane.
In today’s fast-changing world, where many jobs of the future are yet to be defined, are we doing enough to prepare our students to succeed in college and career?