K-12 Education

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on K-12 education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

February 11, 2020
Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier
© Miss America Foundation
In my earliest of memories, my interests always revolved around science in one way or another, even if I was too young to understand the science that was behind them. 
January 30, 2020
Taking Action on Childcare
© Child Care Aware of America
As a business leader, you’ve noticed it is becoming more and more difficult to hire and retain qualified workers. You’ve likely even considered the longer-term scenarios – will it be even more challenging to secure a reliable and productive workforce 5 or 10 or even 20 years from now?  

Light a Spark: Empowering Women and Girls in STEM

In coordination with the UN’s 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, the U.S. Chamber Foundation with its partners will launch a campaign profiling five women who have found success applying their STEM education in what might be considered unconventional STEM careers. Through captivating video, photography, and storytelling, we will join the voices empowering and inspiring girls to pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by offering them a new lens through which to see their STEM future.  
December 17, 2019
Iowa Survey on Early Education Needs
© 2019 Getty Images
The current unemployment rate in Iowa is 2.5%, and there are currently 40,000 people on unemployment and 60,000 job openings. As historically low unemployment continues, employers are always looking for opportunities to recruit more workers and also to retain their existing workforce. To solve this challenge, Iowa business leaders have increased wages, offered flexible work environments where possible, and expanded benefits. More recently, one of those benefits is childcare.  
December 10, 2019
Accelerating Childcare in Oregon
© Bend Chamber of Commerce
Like much of the nation, Oregon is in a childcare crisis. There are openings for only one in three children under the age of five in registered childcare centers and in-home providers. This is not only a crisis for families seeking affordable and high-quality childcare, it impacts employers who are struggling to attract and retain talent in a record low unemployment environment. 
December 4, 2019
2019 Building Bridges Report

This report brings together data, research, and lessons learned to guide the development of successful and lasting partnerships between the business and early childhood education communities. In surveys, focus groups, and interviews, we asked business leaders and early education advocates about what compels them to action. Our recommendations are grounded in that qualitative and quantitative research.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Selects Elite Cohort of Business Leadership Fellows

November 13, 2019
2019 November, BLFP Elite Cohort Launches
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced the launch of an advanced track for its Business Leads Fellowship Program called the Elite Cohort. This invitation-only program will focus on how Fellows can elevate education and workforce initiatives, navigate change, and learn best practices in program management.

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