Education

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U.S. Chamber Congratulates Tennessee and Delaware for Finishing on Top

May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, as the U.S. Department of Education’s much anticipated Race to the Top winners were announced, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulated both Tennessee and Delaware for being the only two states awarded the top prize, $500 million and $100 million respectively.

U.S. Chamber Urges Bipartisan Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

April 29, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today urged Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year on a bipartisan basis and believes the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Education Reform: Reauthorizing the ESEA is an important first step in the process.
 

President Obama Convenes Nation’s Governors to Discuss Higher Math and Reading Standards

March 9, 2010

On February 22, 2010, President Obama spoke to an assembly of the National Governors Association about the importance of strengthening our education system, saying that “America’s prosperity has always rested on how well we educate our children.”

Business Community Commends President Obama’s Focus on Improving America’s Schools

May 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—The Business Coalition for Student Achievement (BCSA), representing business leaders from every sector of the U.S. economy, today commended President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for their continued emphasis on improving America’s schools with targeted strategies to address the nation’s high school dropout rate.

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