Education


Since 1942, CED has been at the forefront of business engagement in public policy. CED's leadership in advancing early care and education, spanning several decades, has been a defining chapter in its long tradition of promoting business statesmanship. By 1968 CED had recognized the need for high quality preschool education to be part of a larger effort to improve the American education system. Since then, CED has published at least eight reports that draw attention to early childhood investment as a critical component of education reform. Over 200 business leaders have publicly endorsed CED's research on the importance of pre-kindergarten and led outreach efforts to secure the support of their peers for preschool across the country. CED's model of engaging the business community has mobilized corporate leaders to support early learning programs. Our many Members have traveled the country and spoken to business and civic audiences about the importance of investing in children and families.



Trustee Larry Jensen on Importance and Benefits of Early Education

By Larry Jensen“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth." - ErasmusThe journey to the proper education of a child begins very early and traveling the...

October 03, 2013  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



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 12 Day of Action: Changing the Way we Think About #WhatKidsNeed to Develop and Grow

An early strong foundation and stable home environment are the best for early child development. 

August 12, 2013  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



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



CED Signs Letter with ReadyNation to Promote Early Childhood Education

May 29, 2013  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



America Has Got to Invest in Education

“The education system needs to be innovative and it needs to reflect this economy that we live in now." –Mike Petro, Executive Vice President, CEDEducation and the business community are inextricably linked,...

May 17, 2013  |   Blog   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationEarly Childhood



Grenada, MS Economic Development District (EDD) Hosts Annual Meeting with CED to Support Early Child

The Grenada County Economic Development District (EDD) held its annual meeting at Grenada Upper Elementary School on October 16, 2012, an event co-sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and the Grenada Community Foundation. Steve Renfroe,...

October 18, 2012  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget



Release Event: “Unfinished Business”

On June 26, 2012, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and cosponsor ReadyNation hosted a release event for CED's latest report centering on the state of the early childhood system in the United States: Unfinished Business:...

June 26, 2012  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Unfinished Business

High-quality early education programs are vital to future economic growth and maintaining a highly skilled workforce.  Support and investments at the national, state, and local levels for early education programs must continue to be...

June 26, 2012  |   Policy Position   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



CED Hosts Conference with Latin American Business Leaders on Boosting Early Childhood Education

On April 11, 2012 CED, in partnership with CEAL (the Business Council of Latin America), a non-profit network of business leaders from Latin America, hosted a day-long early childhood education conference centering on early childhood education advocacy....

April 11, 2012  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



CEAL Conference on Early Childhood Education Advocacy

On April 11,2012 CED, in partnership with CEAL, a non-profit network of business leaders from Latin America, hosted a day-long early childhood education conference for an intimate discussion about early childhood education advocacy.CED hosted the...

April 11, 2012  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Tennessee Business Education Coalition

In March 2012, CED co-hosted, along with the Tennessee Business Education Coalition, a series of events promoting teacher effectiveness and human capital in education reform in Tennessee.Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education, delivered...

March 22, 2012  |   Event   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationEarly ChildhoodK-12Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget



Schott Foundation for Public Education honors Charles Kolb at the Hot Schott Awards Gala

On December 9, The Schott Foundation honored CED President Charles Kolb with the “Hot Schott” Award for Business Leadership at their annual awards dinner.  The awards dinner is part of the National Opportunity...

December 09, 2011  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodK-12



CED Partners with the Mississippi Economic Council in support of Early Childhood Education

The Committee for Economic Development is a proud sponsor and participant in the 2011 Mississippi Economic Council's (MEC) Progress Tour, which was held in 12 cities throughout Mississippi from November 10th through December 15th. The tour...

November 28, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Pre-K deserves better state funding

June 29, 2011  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthEconomy & Federal Budget



Strengthening Child Care Small Businesses in Mississippi

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) hosted a meeting in Indianola, Mississippi on Saturday, June 25th, to focus attention on the business needs of local child care providers and to share potential business and financial...

June 25, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Business community is getting behind value of early childhood education

May 24, 2011  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



A Business Lead on Education

May 19, 2011  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Chalkboard: Can smart toddlers help fuel economic resurgence?

May 19, 2011  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



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