The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Issue Call for Business to Join in the Fight for Education Reform
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s President of the Forum for Policy Innovation Margaret Spellings issued the following statement today following the administration’s announcement that they will waive provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law:
Releases Nonpartisan School Board C
This month's newsletter includes a discussion of education data systems and their use in helping to target resources, improve instruction, and respond to other education challenges in our nation's schools--all actions that are critical to improving student learning.
A new report from ICW calls on the nation’s business community to take bolder steps toward reforming the nation’s education system in order to improve its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) performance.
In addition to the $700 million for Race to the Top and Early Childhood grants, the recently enacted 2011 appropriations bill also included up to $150 million to extend the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.
To provide a better understanding of which states are making the most progress with their RTTT funds,we've created a state-by-state snapshot of the status of RTTT grants from the winning states and the District of Columbia.
The Secretary of Education awarded $4 billion over the course of the first two Race to the Top (RTTT) competitions. As of May 25, he has announced that nine finalists that did not win grants in the first two phases of RTTT competitions will be the recipients of a new $700 million grant, split between early childhood education and a new round of RTTT.
This month's newsletter provides in-depth analysis of two of President Obama's signature education programs--Race to the Top (RTTT) and Investing in Innovation (i3) grants. It also examines what the new funding may mean for many states, districts, and schools across the country.