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Meyer, Lori – Committee for Economic Development, 2014
For the first time in the nation's history, a majority of students in the United States are learning based on a common set of standards for mathematics and English language arts (ELA) that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st century. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a clear, consistent framework for what students should…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
Collier, Denise; Burkholder, Karla; Branum, Tabitha – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
Today's students are often called "digital-age learners"--reflecting their technological savvy and free-agent approach to learning. With their iPods, iPhones, computer games, social media pages, and text messaging, these digital-age students have access to resources and knowledge beyond traditional school structures and practices. These…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Performance Factors, Barriers, Electronic Learning
Diaz-Rubio, Ivette – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
In order to best prepare the U.S. workforce, schools need to focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. However, given the current educational climate of reduced school funding, high teacher turnover, and increasing student diversity, the public school system simply cannot do this alone. This is where businesses…
Descriptors: STEM Education, School Business Officials, Partnerships in Education, Career Development
Doyle, William R. – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is pleased to present these research findings regarding ways to reform student financial aid. In 2012, CED released "Boosting Postsecondary Education Performance"--calling on business to become active advocates at the state level for broad-access institutions that are so vital to the nation's…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, State Aid, College Students
Doyle, William R. – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
This brief provides five recommendations for reforming the college financial aid system. Five principles for reform are presented: (1) The purpose of federal financial aid is to ensure that individuals who can benefit from college and would not otherwise attend are able to enroll. (2) Efforts to reform financial aid must limit the unsustainable…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, State Aid, Federal State Relationship
Committee for Economic Development, 2013
In its 2009 report "Teacher Compensation and Teacher Quality," the Committee for Economic Development urged business leaders to be active participants in school district deliberations about teacher compensation policies. The Committee for Economic Development (CED) noted that "business leaders can make the case to the public that…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Effectiveness, Personnel Policy
Committee for Economic Development, 2012
Business leaders have an acute understanding of the importance of a well-educated workforce to support a strong economy, keep America competitive globally, and ensure a vibrant democracy. Right now 20 percent of the American labor force is functionally illiterate or innumerate. High-quality child care and early education builds a strong foundation…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Investment, School Business Relationship
Committee for Economic Development, 2012
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has a decades-old commitment to quality early childhood education. CED Trustees have always been in the forefront of the effort to promote early learning and development for all children. Over recent years, the case for investment in the early years of childhood has become stronger and more urgent.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Investment, Human Capital
Committee for Economic Development, 2012
It is not troubling, or even surprising, that the United States today faces increasing economic competition from around the world. It is easier for other nations to make up ground on the world's leader by copying more-advanced existing innovations, than it is for the leader to move forward by making new innovations. And as other nations improve…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Educational Attainment, Competency Based Education
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
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 expanded and begun educating more American school children, so has discussion over the role charter schools should ultimately play in our…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Role, Public Education
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
In 2017, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) embarked upon a "listening tour" of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the listening tour made stops in five communities over…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, School Business Relationship, Occupational Aspiration, Career Readiness
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
In 2017, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) embarked upon a "listening tour" of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the listening tour made stops in five communities over…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, School Business Relationship, Occupational Aspiration, Career Readiness
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
Today education and training beyond high school are more essential to our success as individuals and as a nation than ever before. Americans have responded to these new realities, and education beyond high school is now the norm in the US. These trends make the federal Higher Education Act (HEA), which governs federal student aid programs and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Student Financial Aid
Cheney, Gretchen Rhines – Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
A growing number of U.S. companies across a range of industries are designing apprenticeship programs to give workers access to on-the-job learning opportunities that allow them to transition into in-demand jobs and careers. This discussion paper provides a snapshot of the current state of apprenticeship in the United States based on interviews…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy
Mitchell, Anne; Stoney, Louise – Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
New evidence at the intersection of neurobiology, developmental science, and economics carries vast implications for how the responsibilities, skills, and qualities of children's early childhood teachers are thought about: (1) their influence on early brain and behavioral development; (2) their responsibility for managing many children's first…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Tax Credits, Educational Quality
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