Postsecondary Education

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Does Business Have a Role in Higher Education Accountability?

As a leader in the aerospace industry, The Boeing Company maintains a workforce of over 150,000 worldwide, including about 35,000 engineers. In order to maintain that pool of human talent, Boeing believes systemic reform in education is essential. For the past year, the company has been collecting employee data internally and matching that to data from the postsecondary schools that have produced its workforce. It plans to use this analysis to create a ranking system showing which colleges have produced the workers it considers most valuable.

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.

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.