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America Succeeds exists to elevate and expand America’s business voice for the dramatic and continuous improvement of public education. We are the nation’s leading force for mobilizing the business sector to improve schools. The business community has the obligation, opportunity, and capacity to transform the public education system.


3 weeks ago
Andy Rotherham | Playing Musical Catch-Up

ROTHERHAM, THE MUSIC MAN: It's always a great time when Andrew Rotherham stops by to share his musical insights on the Grateful Ed blog. Check out his latest - an impressive round up of live shows ... See more

I don’t have a catchy lede or an excuse. I told Jason I’d write about some shows, but work has kept me from it. So here are some I’ve seen these past few months, and in a few cases hosted. My ... See more

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2 months ago
Access denied | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

EARLY WARNING SIGNS: The good folks at Thomas B. Fordham Institute studied the data, and in this report, shines a light on factors in charter school applications that are predictive of success and ... See more

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2 months ago
Tim Taylor | London Souls

Music connoisseur Tim Taylor is back on Grateful Ed, presenting to some and introducing to others The London Souls. Check it out.

Band: The London Souls Venue: Lost Lake Lounge The London Souls are a two-piece rock and roll band from New York City. Back on November 8, 2016 I saw Sturgill Simpson and raved about these guys as …

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4 months ago
Meet 3 National Leaders on Workforce Readiness

TIME TO TALK SOLUTIONS: These three workforce innovators— Tim Taylor, Brian Jones, and Coach Joe Gibbs—got together to take on the tough topic of 21st century job skills training and how to match ... See more

Call it synergy. Or you can say the stars aligned. However you want to describe it, the great news is that these three innovators came together to confront the growing skills gap in the American wo…

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4 months ago
Eric Lerum | Time to Get Down to Business on Improving Educator Preparation

IMPROVING EDUCATOR PREPARATION: Eric Lerum outlines a few of the current problems with teacher preparation programs and provides suggestions on how to improve them. “We invite business leaders to ... See more

“Tools and resources to do the job” – you hear that a lot in both education and business circles. In business, it applies not just to equipment, but also proper training and access to mentors ... See more

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6 months ago
Timeline Photos

From the America Succeeds family to yours: here’s to an EDventurous 2017! Jason Gaulden, Eric Lerum, Lauren Cole, Dale Chu, Tim Taylor

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6 months ago
Timeline Photos

Give us your TOP 5 list of music from 2016. You could win a Grateful Ed t-shirt!

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7 months ago
With Strike Three, Education For This Election Cycle Is Out

Tim Taylor writes about an epic missed opportunity, published in Education Post. It calls out both presidential candidates for their woeful neglect of what many Americans view as the most important ... See more

In all three nationally televised presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there were missed opportunities to address what some consider the most important

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8 months ago
Business View: U.S. Graduation Rate Rises to Historic High | By Tim Taylor

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION NEWS: This is a look at the newly released national high school graduation data, which is improving, but still has a long way to go. Tim Taylor applauds the progress, but ... See more

Today, on news that the national high school graduation rate has improved for the fourth year in a row—according to the Obama administration—U.S. business leaders are taking a moment to ... See more

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8 months ago
Ashley Gibson | Beyoncé

What do you get when you let education champions write on a music blog? You get very cool stories like this...

Musical Act: Beyoncé Venue: The Georgia Dome (09.26.16) City: Atlanta, GA Queen Bey was flawless. Her concert was driven by female empowerment, evolving through life experiences, and embracing ... See more

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