The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Issue Call for Business to Join in the Fight for Education Reform
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s President of the Forum for Policy Innovation Margaret Spellings issued the following statement today following the administration’s announcement that they will waive provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law:
Releases Nonpartisan School Board C
Join us as we provide an up-to-date status check on Race to the Top, including Race to the Top assessments and School Improvement Grants. Panelists will highlight major successes, as well as key concerns since the funds were awarded last year.
Junior Achievement and the National Chamber Foundation believe that the solution to the current national economic instability lies in the principles of a free enterprise system and entrepreneurship. However, exactly ehat the U.S. population, particularly high school students, understands about the basic tenets and benefits of a free enterprise system or entrepreneurship remains unlear.
In an effort to better understand where these knowledge gaps exist, Junior Achievement, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation researched high school juniors' understanding of the free enterprise system ad how it effects job creation.
This month's newsletter includes a discussion of education data systems and their use in helping to target resources, improve instruction, and respond to other education challenges in our nation's schools--all actions that are critical to improving student learning.
One federal rule that goes into effect on July 1, 2011 is a new definition of "credit hour." The new definition has created considerable confusion, particularly among providers of adaptive and distance learning.
Another federal proposal that threatens to set back the online learning movement is the so-called “state authorization” rule. Currently, every state has its own rules and regulations for the chartering, authorization, and oversight of higher education institutions.
If the United States is going to educate more of its population to higher levels of attainment, policymakers will have to reconsider basic assumptions about the way higher education is funded and regulated. Higher education leaders will also have to take a hard look at their institution’s capacity for change and assess whether they are embracing technology in a way that lowers costs and improves quality.