A great divide has emerged in the United States between the education and skills of the American workforce and the needs of the nation’s employers.
State fact sheets providing the most up to date K-12 statistics in each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
2010 was a busy and productive year for ICW. We continued to grow our Business LEADs Network; convened a high-level panel of experts to discuss the midterm election results and their impact on education and workforce policy; published numerous reports on the importance of business supporting a range of issues, from early childhood education to extended learning time opportunities; and brought the documentary film Waiting for “Superman” to business audiences in a nationwide 12-city tour; among many other efforts.
As America continues to face critical talent shortages and continual budget deficits, afterschool programs are vital in ensuring our competitiveness globally.
Welcome to ICW's Educationary. Here you will find key acronyms and terms you need to know, as well as a comprehensive list of national education organizations that will aid you as an education reformer.
A review of how the business community can help to re-imagining how, when, and where young people learn through expanded learning options including afterschool programs and extended learning time.
Business has a clear economic stake in the future of our nation’s children and should be an active partner in promoting policies that help young children succeed.
This toolkit will show you how you can take a “Superman” approach to spurring effective education reform in your community in three key areas: great teachers and leaders, more innovation, and better data.
Ready, Set, Go! is a compilation of research on early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five, the impact on a child’s development, and the role of early learning in building a strong academic foundation.
In 2009, ICW embarked on an ambitious agenda. We released our second Leaders and Laggards Report Card on Educational Innovation, published a report on postsecondary access to career and technical education, and testified before Congress on improving employment and training programs in the United States.