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. 

June 4, 2009
ExxonMobil

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?

U.S. Chamber’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce Receives $2.6 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

December 4, 2009

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. 
 

U.S. Chamber Joins Forces with NEA & NAM on Tough Choices Education Reform Initiative

December 4, 2009

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.  
 

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Secretary Duncan’s Remarks on Education Reform Funding

December 4, 2009

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.
 

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