Our Members have long urged the nation to view education as an investment, producing numerous policy ideas to structure education as a vital process from early childhood, through K-12, and to postsecondary education and beyond.

Kearney, NE Early Education Forum

On April 3, 2006, CED, along with the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, and United Way of the Kearney Area hosted a Kearney, Nebraska luncheon...

April 03, 2006  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

The Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: What Makes the Difference?

This report describes the most successful prekindergarten programs and the elements that contributed to their success. The report was written by Ellen Galinsky of the Families and Work Institute and released by CED.

February 15, 2006  |   Policy Analysis   |  Early Learning, Education

2006 Conference: Building the Economic Case for Investments in Preschool

CED, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and PNC Financial Services, Inc. sponsored an all-day forum, "Building the Economic Case for Investments in Preschool." Over 200 business leaders and education experts came together to discuss progress in local,...

January 10, 2006  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

Cracks in the Education Pipeline: A Business Leader’s Guide to Higher Education Reform

This report builds on the findings of Measuring Up 2004: The National Report Card on Higher Education, published by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Cracks in the Education Pipeline presents a forceful...

June 14, 2005  |   Policy Analysis   |  Postsecondary Education, EducationPostsecondary

Developmental Education: The Value of High Quality Preschool Investments as Economic Tools

This working paper is among a series of papers funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts through its "Advancing Quality Pre-K for All" initiative. The paper finds that early childhood education appears to offer great potential...

May 25, 2004  |   Policy Analysis   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

Investing in Learning: School Funding Policies to Foster High Performance

Recommendations and findings on public school financing in this report include: allocating resources more effectively within districts and schools, aligning teacher pay with labor markets, creating incentives for improved teacher and school performance, and linking...

February 17, 2004  |   Policy Position   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationK-12Fiscal HealthEconomy & Federal Budget

Why Child Care Matters: Preparing Young Children for a More Productive America

As an organization that has long recognized the importance of human resource development to the nation’s economic competitiveness, CED believes that our country’s response to its child...

January 01, 1993  |   Policy Position EducationEarly Childhood

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@CEDUpdate In 1957, CED released "Economic Development Assistance," a blueprint with recommendations for achieving independenc……