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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.


2 days 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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1 week 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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2 months ago
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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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2 months ago
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Give us your TOP 5 list of music from 2016. You could win a Grateful Ed t-shirt!

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3 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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4 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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4 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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5 months ago
Education Conferences Aren't My Favorite But Here's One Worth Going To

THE SECRET IS OUT: Looks like our quiet, low-key annual summit has been outed as one of the most unique and fun-filled education conferences on the map. We do it for our affiliates and invite our ... See more

I have a confession to make, and I suspect I’m not alone among educators and education policy types in harboring this sentiment. I detest conferences.

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5 months ago
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EDVENTURE 2016 HAS BEGUN: Could not imagine a more powerful and purposeful opening session. A deep and candid conversation about where we are and where we need to be. Problems and solutions. ... See more

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8 months ago
Education Needs CEO Activism | Fox Business

SHUT UP OR SPEAK UP? We're talking about CEOs and high-profile business leaders. When it comes to social activism and politically controversial issues, should they stay on the sideline or be on the ... See more

More CEOs are using their wealth as well as the bully pulpit to advance issues they believe in.

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