Picture this: upon returning from school, your child willingly shirks his video games in favor of his math homework. Not only does he finish the problems quickly and accurately, he does so with a smile on his face and a growing passion for all things mathematical. Think this is just a fantasy?
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In 2007, Kalispell public schools had the opportunity to start fresh when it opened its second public school, Glacier High School.
'Funding Provides Unprecedented Opportunities to Strengthen Our Educational System,' Rothkopf Says.
Business-education partnerships can often help a community achieve its goals, but the truly successful communities are those that explore the depth and breadth of opportunities such partnerships can bring.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) today announced a $2.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and train a network of business leaders dedicated to improving education in communities nationwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today joined forces with the nation’s largest teachers’ union and the National Association of Manufacturers to ask states to give a fair trial to the education reform initiatives outlined in Tough Choices or Tough Times, the report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce.
How does the business community actively get engaged in bridging high school students to the world of work – especially when taking into consideration many students graduating high school are ill-prepared for the workplace?
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed remarks by Education Secretary Arne Duncan regarding the use of stimulus funds to tackle such reform issues as teacher accountability, the expansion of school terms, innovation and evaluation, and tying student achievement to international benchmarks.
Despite the recent economic downturn, many communities are still looking at a changing job market in the next 5 to 10 years, with middle- and high-skill jobs constituting a majority of the incoming workforce needs.
At Santa Ana Valley High School, the largest and oldest high school in Orange County, California, business and education leaders have a forged a unique partnership to better prepare students for the road ahead after graduation.