Early Childhood and K-12 Education
The students of today are the employees of tomorrow, and they need the skills to thrive in the 21st century global economy and beyond. Our education initiatives unite business, policy, and community leaders and stakeholders to develop solutions in early childhood and K-12 education.
Our early childhood education initiatives address a two-generation workforce challenge: supporting today's workforce and preparing tomorrow's workforce.
The K-12 education system of today leaves too many students underprepared for the careers ahead of them. We’re dedicated to closing achievement gaps, promoting standards-driven approaches, and connecting all students to a successful future.
- 6th in Reading LiteracyGlobal Ranking for U.S. Students
- 10th in ScienceGlobal Ranking for U.S. Students
- 26th in MathGlobal Ranking for U.S. Students
The U.S. Chamber Foundation has developed Childcare Roadmap Videos to provide a visual representation of the Employer Roadmap: Childcare Solutions for Working Parents. This roadmap is for senior leaders to understand what options are available to address childcare needs for working parents, primarily those working shifts during non-traditional hours.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released new research that examines the impact of data-driven accountability education policy over the last 20 years and sets the stage for concrete recommendations for the federal role in education.
Podcast: Educating the Workforce of the Future with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
On this episode of What's at Stake, Penta Partner Meghan Pennington explored the impact of early childhood education on the future workforce with our guests from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Senior Vice President and Vice President of Education & Workforce Policy, Cheryl Oldham, and Vice President of Policy and Programs, Caitlin Codella Low. Drawing from their extensive experience in the education sector, Cheryl and Caitlin provided valuable insights into the importance of a robust childcare system in shaping the workforce pipeline and the necessity of investing in our youngest learners.
The Morris County Early Childhood Educators Shared Services Alliance was formed to allow childcare providers the opportunity to build a higher-quality workforce and pool resources to gain valuable business and staffing support.
Connecting K-12 to Careers
Dedicated to equipping all students with the knowledge, skill, and competence to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.
‘Critical Infrastructure’: Missouri Child Care Shortage Called a Crisis for Employers
Lawmakers approved higher rates, money for school-based programs. But a late Senate filibuster killed a package of tax credits aimed at expanding space for kids.
Dr. Timothy Magner, president of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, uplifts communities through connecting business and education, and championing collaboration as a Business Leads Fellow.
Kelly Fuller has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between K-12 education and career through the championing of lifelong learning through her work at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and as a Business Leads Fellow.
Awareness gap sidelines parents in supporting their child’s learning, underperformance predicted to stifle future earnings
From state economies to family economies, the cost of childcare has a significant impact on billions of budgets nationwide. With talks of inflation cooling, the question arises of what is the true cost of childcare amid stagnant wages, rising costs of living and weaning pandemic era assistance.
High-achieving low-income students in the U.S. often miss out on selective colleges and competitive careers, with only 3% making it to selective colleges compared to 72% of high-achieving high-income students. Minds Matter Bay Area's corporate volunteer mentor matching program is changing this disparity.
Sasha Saputo, Associate Manager for Early Childhood Education at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation highlights challenges, opportunities and next steps from the recent convening of the Early Childhood and Business Advisory Council in North Carolina.
These winners reflect an esteemed group of thought leaders and innovators representing Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Chicago. Each proposal was reviewed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Future of Data Working Group, and evaluated based on a set of guiding principles including ambition and feasibility, coherence, thoroughness, creativity, and equity.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released new research that examines the impact of data-driven accountability in education policy over the last 20 years and sets the stage for concrete recommendations for the federal role in education. The report is the result of a collective effort with the nation’s leading education experts to create the most comprehensive analysis of the landmark education policies of the past two decades, from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as part of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Future of Data in K-12 Education initiative.
At this very moment, women across the United States are sitting on million-dollar ideas, like a product that fills a niche or a service that solves a unique challenge. And increasingly, women are turning those ideas into entrepreneurship opportunities. Women accounted for 49% of business startups in 2021, a 28% jump from two years earlier.