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. 

A Guide to K-12 Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides over $100 billion for education spending, presenting a historic opportunity to create long-lasting results for students and our nation. Recently, the U.S. Department of Education has begun issuing guidance on the ARRA's State Fiscal Stabilization Fund ($48.6 billion), which are to be used for not only saving education-related jobs, but also for meeting a set of "assurances" that drive reform statewide.

How Businesses Can Embrace the Charter School Movement

The rise of charter schools in the last decade has presented the business community with an opportunity to engage in education reform in new and effective ways. At its annual Summit in Philadelphia, PA, 2008, ICW released the publication, Corporations, Chambers, and Charters: How Businesses Can Support High-Quality Public Charter Schools. This call focused on some of the takeaways from the report, while a panel of experts provided examples of how business and chamber leaders can support high-quality charter schools, both in their local communities and on a national scale.

U.S. Chamber Commends White House for Launching 'Educate to Innovate' Initiative

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Backed by a $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) will lead its members in a national, state, and local effort to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, reinforcing the tenets of the White House 'Educate to Innovate' initiative announced today by the president.

November 9, 2009
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In this follow-up report, the U.S. Chamber, Center for American Progress, and Frederick M. Hess with the American Enterprise Institute, turn their attention to the future, looking not at how states are performing today, but at what they are doing to prepare themselves for the challenges that lie ahead.