The American education system is vital to our future workforce and our society. Recent CED studies addressing standards and assessment, public school finance, math and science education and teacher effectiveness all address reforms that improve and reform our K-12 system to better prepare students for the 21st century workforce.

A Path Forward for Charter Schools

Over the past decade, charter schools have gained a prominent role in the debate over how to improve K-12 education, becoming one of those rare ideas that attracts bipartisan support. Yet as charter schools have...

February 13, 2018  |   Policy Position   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationEducationK-12

Cindy Cisneros in Ideas Lab: How Business Can Increase Education to Decrease Unemployment

June 24, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Postsecondary Education, EducationBusiness Boosting EducationK-12Postsecondary

How Common Core Levels the K-12 Playing Field

May 07, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationBusiness Boosting EducationK-12

Why the Business Community Cares About Common Core Standards

May 07, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationBusiness Boosting EducationK-12

Why the U.S. Economy Needs Strong Educational Standards

May 07, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationBusiness Boosting EducationK-12

CED Unveils Education Video Series Featuring Business Leaders

March 31, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12

CED Issues College- and Career-Ready White Paper

November 13, 2014  |   CED in the News   |  College- and Career-Ready,  |  Education, EducationForeign LanguagesK-12

Rebuttal to Ratner’s Wall Street Journal Common Core Op-Ed

By Patrick W. Gross Chairman, The Lovell Group; Co-chair, Policy & Impact Committee, Committee for Economic DevelopmentIn an August 5th Wall Street Journal op-ed, Marina Ratner paints a distorted picture of the Common Core...

September 03, 2014  |   Blog   |  College- and Career-Ready,  |  Education, EducationK-12

Business Engagement & the Common Core in Utica, NY

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Radisson Hotel – Utica Centre Utica, NY This event is free to attend and open to chamber members only.  Additional information can be accessed here.

September 03, 2014  |   Event   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12

Education Forum on Common Core & Region’s Skills Gap in Albany, NY

Education Forum on Common Core & Region's Skills Gap 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber Albany, NY *This event is free to attend and open to the public.  Additional information can be accessed...

June 27, 2014  |   Event   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12

Business Engagement & the Common Core in Corning, NY

Business Engagement & The Common Core 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Corning County Club Corning, NY *This event is free to attend and open to the public.  For more information, including registration, please click here.

June 24, 2014  |   Event   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12

Nation’s Report Card Paints Startling Picture of College-and Career-Readiness

"Despite the highest high school graduation rate in our history, and despite growth in student achievement over time in elementary school and middle school, student achievement at the high school level has been flat in...

May 08, 2014  |   Blog   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12

Spring Policy Conference, May 1-2, 2014: Washington, DC

Please join the Committee for Economic Development for our two-day Spring Policy Conference on May 1-2, 2014.This year’s program will feature in-depth conversations with senior leaders, CEOs, economists, and policy makers, on early...

May 01, 2014  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Fiscal Health, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceJudicial Independence and SelectionEducationEarly ChildhoodForeign LanguagesK-12PostsecondaryFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetHealth CareTax ReformGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment

Trustee Blog: Paula Stern on Importance of More Careers in Computer Science

March was yet another month of lackluster growth, with the unemployment rate unchanged at 6.7%.  (America lacks a quick, comprehensive way to measure the losses of “underemployment.”)  Americans not working at full...

April 04, 2014  |   Blog Democratic InstitutionsEducationK-12Postsecondary

View from the Fishbowl

By Cindy Cisneros Director of Education Programs Committee for Economic DevelopmentView from the FishbowlCED is currently working on an 18-month research project funded by the Lumina Foundation that identifies promising business practices for...

March 18, 2014  |   Blog   |  Postsecondary Education, EducationK-12Postsecondary

Repost: America’s Businesses Need the Common Core

Last week Allan Golson, President, United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, moderated a panel discussion at CED's Fall Policy Conference on College-and Career-Readiness, commonly known as the Common Core...

November 26, 2013  |   Blog   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationK-12

College and Career Readiness Panel at CED’s 2013 Fall Policy Conference

The College and Career Readiness Project was launched at CED’s 2013 fall policy conference, which was held on November 20-21 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City (see more information here). ...

November 21, 2013  |   Event   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12

Fall Policy Conference

CED hosted its Fall Policy Conference on November 20 – 21, 2013 in New York City, New York.The conference hosted panel discussions on business statesmanship, women’s economic empowerment, the economy, and college-and-career readiness, as well...

November 20, 2013  |   Event   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Teacher Effectiveness Project,  |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, EducationK-12Fiscal HealthEconomy & Federal BudgetGlobal CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment

How to Stop the Drop in American Education

The following editorial appeared in the September 6, 2013 issue of the Wall Street Journal.Rex Tillerson is the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. and the chairman of the Business Roundtable's Education & Workforce...

September 19, 2013  |   Blog EducationK-12

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month - Part 3

Are We Crazy About Our Kids? The Cost/Benefit Equation details the remarkable value of a quality early education, and also shines light on our lack of investment in it.  The documentary includes...

August 28, 2013  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodK-12

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@CEDUpdate .@EGGlobally recently elected Nathan Owen Rosenberg, founding parter at @Insigniam and CED Trustee, to serve on its……