Does business believe our education system is living up to its potential? The answer is a resounding, "No."
Students are not entering the workforce prepared for an ever-evolving job landscape.
Education expert Tony Wagner suggests four ways to improve education.
Parents and residents believe the mayor’s teacher evaluation system is fair.
Julian Castro knows that a skilled workforce is key to economic growth and education is vital to creating that workforce.
We need to reach as many people as possible who want a post-secondary degree but may not be in a situation to attend a traditional university.
But there are still far too many students dropping out.
Data indicate that 4th grade and 8th grade students are continually being outperformed internationally.
Once again school choice is being attacked by those whose jobs would be on the line.
The movie "Won't Back Down" comes out on September 28.
Abysmal student math and reading scores undercut the demands of striking teachers in Chicago.
Is a college degree really worth it? The answer is still a resounding “yes."
As the education and workforce affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce is in the unique position of speaking directly with business leaders around the country about the uncertainty they face when it comes to finding qualified workers.
A school district is being sued for graduating kids who are illiterate.
A new Council on Foreign Relations report notes that human capital is the nation’s most important asset.
More and more business leaders are joining the movement and demanding change.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are 3.2 million job openings in the U.S. Time and time again, we at ICW hear from businesses, both large and small, that they can’t fill available jobs due to the unskilled American workforce. Last night, President Obama called this “inexcusable.” We agree.
Monday’s Washington Post ran an article about steps being taken by both government and the business community to educate the public about the importance of financial literacy. Visa and the Federal Reserve Bank held a conference in Chicago last week to specifically address the growing need for a mor
As we approach BCLC’s annual Conference on Corporate Community Investment in May, we want to note a great article in this week’s The Economist entitled, A Service Nation. On the heels of the passage of the "Serve America Act", the article outlines the increase in volunteer activity not only among n
Has the debacle in the global financial markets soured the public’s trust in the business community, leading them to put more faith in government? Do people now believe that government can solve the important issues of our time? Not so fast.
A 2009 Edelman Asia Pacific Trust Survey indicates tha
GE Foundation, recession - The foundation arm of General Electric Co., because of the recession, is changing its philanthropic focus to basic needs
Intel, State Department - Intel has partnered with the U.S. State Department to provide IT skills and training to teachers in India and Azerbaijan.
The 9th annual Corporate Citizenship Awards was held Tuesday, November 18 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The celebration was emceed by White House Press Secretary, Dana Perino and featured distinguished speakers and presenters like U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Carlos Gutierrez,
New studies and reports have been released regarding the many natural disasters that have occurred in 2008 globally. As the hurricane season winds down, The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado is predicting greater hurricane activity in October than in previous years. Additionall
by Mark D’Alessio
As the home mortgage crisis continues to be front page news, it is important to note that businesses are contributing in positive ways to help prevent as many foreclosures as possible.
Last week, The White House, in conjunction with six lenders, and the HOPE NOW alliance, announc