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. 

September 29, 2016
If America is going to lead in the global economy, American businesses will need the best and brightest students in the world—students who can create, collaborate, communicate, and innovate. And America needs these students to be educated right here. Unfortunately, our education system has become woefully mediocre compared with the rest of the world.
September 1, 2016

Imagine interviewing a candidate who lacks interpersonal skills and has less-than-average communication abilities. Immediately, the candidate may be moved to the bottom stack of applicants, regardless of his or her education and experience.

August 22, 2016

Recent federal legislation, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, has brought national attention to improving both college and career readiness. Career development is a critical component, but there is widespread dissatisfaction with the quality of today’s services. Best practices are well-positioned to better inform and prepare students for the world of work; however, there is one notable limitation—they are not designed to foster employer leadership. As companies look to create a pipeline of talent to compete on a global stage, how can the business community secure and maintain the supports it needs to play an expanded role in career development?

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