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Education


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.



Trustee Bill Lewis on Skill Development in Higher Education

Skill Development in Higher EducationThe conventional wisdom today is that our main national problem at the college and university level of education is providing equal opportunity for entry for all young people and then...

December 19, 2013  |   Blog   |  Postsecondary Education, EducationPostsecondary



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



Boosting California’s Postsecondary Education Performance

With a special foreword from California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, this report examines the state of California’s higher education framework and provides recommendations for improvement.The report addresses issues surrounding...

November 26, 2013  |   Policy Position   |  Postsecondary Education,  |  Education, EducationPostsecondary



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



Boosting California’s Postsecondary Education Performance: New Report Release

On November 26th, in collaboration with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) released Boosting California’s Postsecondary Education Performance at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.  The report ...

November 19, 2013  |   Event   |  Postsecondary Education, EducationPostsecondary



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



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



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



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



Ft. Lauderdale Speakers Address Challenges, Advancements in Postsecondary Access and Completion

Last week, the Committee for Economic Development, together with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, convened a panel discussion in Ft. Lauderdale: “Innovations in Learning: Boosting Postsecondary Access & Advancement.” Select speakers sounded off...

July 01, 2013  |   Blog   |  Postsecondary Education, EducationPostsecondary



Common Core: Setting the Record Straight

By Richard Laine and Chris MinnichCED has re-posted the following commentary with permission from Education Week and the authors. This article first appeared on June 18, 2013 at edweek.org.This country was not built by...

June 26, 2013  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Postsecondary Education, Education



The State of Post-Secondary Education

American competitiveness is in jeopardy.The United States, once a world leader in its highly educated workforce, today ranks 15th globally for adults ages 25-34 with degree attainment. Our older generations are retiring and our...

June 12, 2013  |   Blog EducationPostsecondary



Supporting New Teachers: The Importance of the First Year in Ensuring Success and Retention

Supporting New Teachers: The Importance of the First Year in Ensuring Success and Retention is a report of the Prichard Committee’s Team on Teacher Effectiveness in Kentucky.  The report brief provides an...

June 10, 2013  |   Policy Position   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationForeign Languages



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