The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is committed to solving the most pressing problems in K-12th grade education, including the persistence of race- and income-based academic achievement gaps at all grade levels and the long-standing dropout crisis plaguing rural and urban high schools. Learn more about our current initiatives, latest news, and policy priorities below:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation urges you to show your support for college- and career-ready standards by reading and signing the Common Core pledge.
Use this interactive map to discover how your state ranks in terms of K-12 standards, data systems, charter school laws, teacher policies, student achievement, and more.
Statement from The Education Trust, National Center for Learning Disabilities, National Council for La Raza and U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the Student Success Act
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is an important step toward putting the lessons learned over the past decade to work for the benefit of students, particularly low-income students, students of color, students with disabilities and English-language learners. We know when they are provided quality instruction, interventions and support by effective teachers and school leaders committed to their achievement, these students can succeed in school. Tomorrow’s House Education and Workforce Committee markup of legislation proposed by Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) and Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) is welcome as it moves us forward in updating this landmark legislation for K-12 students. Unfortunately, we believe the legislation falls short of the lessons learned and the need to ensure all students, especially those most in need, are college and career ready.