College- and Career-Ready


To ensure that students successfully develop the knowledge and skills to be college- and career-ready in the 21st century, CED supports the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Our task force of business leaders provides unique insight to the public and policymakers about why enacting high-quality standards is an economic imperative.

Recent Activity





College- and Career-Ready


Blogs & Media

Additional Resources

Conversations on College- and Career-Readiness: A Podcast Series

Business4Readiness App

College- and Career-Ready Standards: A Communications Toolkit for Business Leaders

Infographic: Business Supporting College- and Career-Readiness


Education Subcommittee Co-Chairs

  • Carl Camden
    President and CEO
    Kelly Services, Inc.

  • Michael Chesser
    Chairman and CEO (Retired)
    Great Plains Energy, Inc.

  • Betty Vandenbosch
    Kaplan University