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. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Education Department's 'Race to the Top' Guidance Program

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed the Department of Education's guidance on the distribution of the $4.3 billion Race to the Top Fund which was enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  This program is designed as one of the administration's key vehicles for promoting K-12 education reform throughout the nation. 

U.S. Chamber Supports Carnegie Report Calling for Higher Levels of Math & Science Learning

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) today praised the findings of a report issued by the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education. The report offers a series of recommendations detailing what innovations are needed, and who must implement them—or is already doing so—if math and science education is to be transformed for all students in the United States.

June 4, 2009

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?