Recognizing the importance of early childhood education in the development of both children and the economy, ICW partnered with PNC Bank, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Knowledge Universe Education to release a report entitled Ready, Set, Go! Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education.
“For-profit institutions play a vital role in training young people and adults for jobs and for-profits will continue to help families secure a better future for themselves,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in remarks he made during a May 2010 DeVry policy forum.
The U.S. Department of Educati
Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to the White House to participate in a forum to discuss workplace flexibility. The President and First Lady were joined by a number of work-life leaders and key stakeholders to discuss the economic benefits of flexible workplace practices. Workplace flexibility is
Nicholas Kristof’s insightful New York Times column yesterday focused on the DC Public Schools and the effort by education reformers—specifically Chancellor Michelle Rhee—to improve the public education system. Chancellor Rhee has demonstrated her commitment to try new approaches to ensure that urb
Today, Arthur Rothkopf, senior vice president at the U.S. Chamber presented alongside the National Education Association (NEA) and the National Manufacturers Association (NAM) to ask states to give a fair trial to the education reform initiatives outlined in Tough Choices or Tough Times, the report
I was given an opportunity today to testify before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness about "New Innovations and Best Practices Under the Workforce Investment Act" (WIA). As I noted in my testimony, this is particularly timely given the economic situa
With 78 million baby boomers nearing retirement, and projected shortages in such careers as teaching and nursing slated to run into the millions, many older workers are considering changing careers. With an eye to the future, many baby boomers are recognizing the need for career flexibility. As suc