The goal of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is to create or preserve as many as 4 million jobs across a range of industries and sectors, including health care, construction, energy efficiency, and clean energy. Many of these emerging job opportunities are expected to demand some form of post-secondary education. In addition, incumbent and dislocated workers will also need to upgrade their skills to master new technologies and techniques.
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides over $100 billion for education spending, presenting a historic opportunity to create long-lasting results for students and our nation. Recently, the U.S. Department of Education has begun issuing guidance on the ARRA's State Fiscal Stabilization Fund ($48.6 billion), which are to be used for not only saving education-related jobs, but also for meeting a set of "assurances" that drive reform statewide.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier today, the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement joining President Obama in applauding progress in education reform.
“Providing a high-quality education to every young American is vital to the strength of our nation’s economy. American businesses cannot compete in the global marketplace without students prepared to enter and succeed in a 21st century workforce.
ICW's 2009 annual Education and Workforce Summit was held November 9th in Washington, DC.
The PNC Financial Services Group is committed to help fund and advocate for policies in support of quality early childhood education for children – especially underserved children – from
From the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, to the election of our nation’s first African-American president, 2008 was a historic year. The excitement generated by these activities has given way to the realities of the nation’s short- and long-term economic future.
ICW’s 2008 Education and Workforce Summit, "Driving the Debate: Education and the American Workforce" was held October 20-22, 2008 in Philadelphia.
Executive summaries of selected sessions from the 2008 ICW Summit.