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Education


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.



Charting 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,  |  Business Champions for the Advancement of Early Childhood Education, EducationEducationK-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



Get Ready for Kindergarten Month - Part 2

As part of Get Ready for Kindergarten Month, it's important to take a look at the current state of early learning here in the U.S.  Countless reports, including by the Committee...

August 21, 2013  |   Blog EducationEarly ChildhoodK-12



August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month!

As summer comes to a close, millions of children will soon begin kindergarten.  Adequately investing in high-quality early education is imperative.  Not only to ensure that children smoothly transition into...

August 14, 2013  |   Blog EducationK-12



Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Teaching and Learning: Lessons from Kentucky, Florida, and Texas

         As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that seeks to deliver well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to the nation’s most critical issues, the Committee for Economic Development ...

July 31, 2013  |   Policy Analysis   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationK-12



Trustee Blog: Letting Every Child Rise to a Bright Future

        With America facing an ever-changing economy and increasing competition from other nations, it's crucial that our country's youth – especially vulnerable African-American boys – be prepared...

July 12, 2013  |   Blog EducationEarly ChildhoodK-12



Business Partnerships to Advance STEM Education: Building a Bridge to Careers in STEM

The Committee for Economic Development, in partnership with José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy and others have released the issue brief "Business Partnerships to Advance STEM Education: Building a Bridge to Careers in STEM." ...

July 10, 2013  |   Policy Analysis   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationK-12



Business Partnerships to Advance STEM Talent: Building a Bridge to Homegrown STEM Talent

The Committee for Economic Development, in partnership with José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy and others have released the issue brief "Business Partnerships to Advance STEM Talent: Building a Bridge to Homegrown STEM Talent." ...

July 10, 2013  |   Policy Analysis   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationK-12



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