June 10, 2010

2009 ICW Annual Report

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In 2009, ICW embarked on an ambitious agenda. We released our second Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Innovation in partnership with the Center for American Progress and Frederick M. Hess of the American Enterprise Institute; published a new report, Thriving in Challenging Times, on postsecondary access to career and technical education; and testified before Congress on improving employment and training programs in the United States.

In addition, ICW successfully launched its first two Business LEADs Institutes for member companies and chambers of commerce in Washington, D.C. This initiative will train hundreds of business leaders in education policy, providing a cadre of informed and energetic individuals to advance education reform in their own states and school districts.

This year, ICW will continue to play a key role in reaching out to our members, partners, and supporters on education and workforce issues that improve the quality and skills of all Americans. We thank you for your past support and look forward to ensuring that the nation’s workforce once again becomes the envy of the world.