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As the Common Core’s assessment consortia—Smarter Balanced and the Partnership for Assessment of...

Posted April 16, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Delaware Governor Jack Markell hosted a sold-out event yesterday for Delaware business, community, and education leaders to discuss how implementing high academic standards will lead to a prosperous state economy.

With millions of jobs unfilled because employers can’t find workers with the necessary skills-- yes, Paul Krugman, the skills gap does exist-- apprenticeship programs can be part of the solution. Nancy Cook at National Journal highlights a Wisconsin program that is having success in training young people:

Paul Krugman wrote recently that the skills gap is a “myth” and that it is nothing more than a “zombie idea” perpetuated by “influential people” who all move in the same circles. [“Jobs and Skills and Zombies,” New York Times op-ed, March 30]. As the nation’s largest business federation representing over 3 million employers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would like to set the record straight.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released a video about the Common Core State Standards which presents the facts about how the standards were written, adopted, and are being implemented by 44 states. As states begin implementing the Common Core in classrooms across the country, there is a broad coalition of supporters for the higher standards. Here are five voices featured in the video that you should hear:

Education Reformers, Teachers, Chamber, and Business Leaders Underscore Need for Higher...

Posted April 02, 2014

Gov. Jack Markell urged business leaders Monday to join in a comprehensive effort to improve public education in Delaware and to spread the word about the importance of holding students to higher standards. He joined former Maine Gov. John McKernan, who now leads the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...

Posted April 15, 2014
Staying current with the latest technology and innovations is essential to success on the job, regardless of business sector. Just as doctors need to stay abreast on cutting edge technologies in the operating room, teachers benefit from learning best practices in the classroom. Though many...
Posted March 28, 2014
Six Actions a Businessperson Can Take & Six Actions the Business Community Can Take
Posted March 21, 2014

Education is the key to driving job growth in the United States, but the current system isn’t good enough, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Friday in Dallas.

Posted March 18, 2014

The only thing growing faster than the sticker price on a college education may be the debate around the value of one—particularly if a student majors in something with no obvious pathway to a decent job. The Journal asked three experts to take part in a virtual roundtable and weigh in on...

Posted March 17, 2014
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