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.
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2010 could be a landmark year for education reform. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—better known as No Child Left Behind—is up for reauthorization, giving Congress and the Obama administration the opportunity to strengthen a law passed with bipartisan support that is producing real results.
Join Rick Hess and Michael Petrilli for a discussion of the Race to the Top phase 1 winners, the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant application, and the release of the Blueprint for Education Reform.
The third monthly installment from ICW on the education programs and initiatives funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
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.
Join ICW as we discuss President Obama’s State of the Union Address and what his Administration’s plans are for improving education and job training during the year.
On March 1, 2010, President Barack Obama was joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and General Colin Powell and his wife, Alma Powell at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to announced new efforts to help reduce dropout rates and prepare students for college and careers.
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.”
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.