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Annual Partnership Conference: Business and K-12 Education Partnerships

Submitted by: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center

Categories: Community Development

Posted: May 07, 2004 – 12:00 AM EST


Center for Corporate Citizenship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents DC conference

May 07 /CSRwire/ - Washington, D.C.

Annual Partnership Conference: Business and K-12 Education Partnerships
May 20-21, 2004, Washington, DC

K-12 Education is the number one social issue supported by U.S. companies, and the business community is deeply concerned about contributing effectively to support the future development of education in the United States.

To address this concern, on May 20-21, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship will bring corporate philanthropy leaders from across the nation to meet with government and education experts in the historic U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, DC.

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and President and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue will deliver keynote remarks.

Topics include:

  • How to better support the over 150,000 business and K-12 education partnerships currently operating in the United States.
  • How public policy issues like No Child Left Behind affect business-education partnerships
  • What a road map for student success in the 21st century looks like
  • How business can improve and support the infrastructure for education providers
The event is sponsored by a "who's who" of American business and will feature the top leaders for education from companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Toyota, State Farm, KPMG, CVS/pharmacy, Progress Energy, Target, and Sun Microsystems.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • The Honorable George Miller, U.S. House of Representatives, Ranking Member - Committee on Education and the Workforce
  • Dr. William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Ray Simon, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • David S. Chernow, President and CEO, Junior Achievement
  • William H. Milliken, President, Communities In Schools Inc.
  • Kim Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund
  • Suzanne Clark, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President of the Center for Corporate Citizenship
  • Stephen Jordan, Vice President and Executive Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship
For more information and to register, visit or call (202) 463-3133.

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