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Legislature Sends Workforce Development Bill to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that would help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program has passed the Legislature and...

Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in Landmark Teacher Tenure Case

A three-judge panel at the Second District Court of Appeal this week heard arguments in the landmark teacher tenure case, Vergara v. California. The California...

CalChamber Board Backs Education Facilities Bond

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016,...

Task Force Finalizes Recommendations to Close Workforce Gaps

A community college task force will present its final proposals on how to prepare California’s workforce for high-value jobs to the California Community Colleges...

Job Creator Workforce Development Bill Moves to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported education bill aiming to increase the pool of skilled workers has passed the Assembly with unanimous support. AB 669 (Berman;...

Chambers Urge Stronger Link Between Career Education Funding, Work Needs

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are asking legislators to broaden the criteria for career technical education...

Higher Education Integral to Business Needs

In Episode 115 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Lande Ajose, senior policy advisor for higher education to Governor...

CalChamber Backs Prop 51

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to support Proposition 51, the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of...

CalChamber, Business Groups Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Landmark Education Case

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined with other business organizations to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the landmark decision in Vergara v. California. The...

It’s Time to Rebalance the Power Dynamic in California’s Schools Toward Families

The best guess by state leaders — and fondest hope for parents — is that California public schools will fully reopen their campuses this...

Employers Can Help Improve Skills Gap

California employers face major workforce challenges, especially a skills gap as high school-aged students enter the workforce without the tools necessary to succeed. One strategy...

Career Programs Help Workers Gain Skills

There is a troubling chasm in the world of work today and it threatens U.S. prosperity and hopes of strengthening the middle class. Millions of...

CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely/Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...

College Prep, Graduation Rates Get Education Committee Attention

The CalChamber Education Committee hears from Michal Kurlaender, associate professor and chair of the Graduate Group in Education at the University of California, Davis...

California Grows Educational Approach Linking Student Goals to Workforce Needs

Simon Tran is on the fast track. A junior at the Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design in San Diego, Simon makes the...

Court Accepts CalChamber Brief Supporting Vergara Education Case

A friend-of-the-court brief filed by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations supporting the landmark decision in Vergara v. California has been...

State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling

The California Supreme Court this week declined to review a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals overturning a landmark lower court ruling...