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Education

A skilled and educated workforce is increasingly essential to a community’s economic vitality. Even when city officials do not play a direct role in governing their school systems, there are numerous ways in which they can exercise leadership to support youth education beginning with pre-school, expand alternatives for students who struggle in traditional educational settings, increase high school graduation rates, and promote college access and completion.

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  • CitiesSpeak

Annually, city leaders from across the nation convene in Washington, D.C. for NLC's Congressional City Conference. Coupled with traditional conference programming, NLC University is hosting a series of pre-conference…

photo - NLC University Seminars Prepare City Leaders for an Uncertain Future
photo - NLC University Seminars Prepare City Leaders for an Uncertain Future
  • Research Report

Recognizing the increasing importance of a skilled workforce to economic development, city leaders are playing pivotal new roles in efforts to increase the proportion of residents in their communities who attain postsecondary education degrees or…

  • Research Report

Nationwide, around 40 percent of working age adults hold a postsecondary credential. In the 21st century, these credentials have increasingly become the keys that open doors to family-supporting jobs. Recognizing the economic necessity of…

  • Research Report

In order for cities – large and small, urban, suburban and rural – to be globally competitive and attractive to businesses and families alike, more of their residents must pursue and successfully obtain postsecondary degrees and credentials.…

  • CitiesSpeak

For local officials, now is the perfect time to convene community partners to ensure your city is utilizing all available resources that help keep children engaged and healthy when school is out.

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photo - Four Takeaways from the California Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Summits
photo - Four Takeaways from the California Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Summits
  • Research Report

A child’s early years are a time of incredible growth and development, and what happens during these years can have a major impact on his or her opportunities for success later in life. Children who participate in high-quality early learning and…

  • Research Report

Early childhood learning, health and well-being are in every sense building blocks for our nation’s future. New science on child development points to the lifelong importance of early experiences, relationships and opportunities in building the “…

  • Case Studies & Practices

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Orlando's Parramore neighborhood is mostly populated by people of color, especially African Americans. Upward of 70 percent of Parramore's children live in poverty and 47 percent of neighborhood…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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L.A. Cash for College is one of the region’s largest financial aid awareness campaigns that works to create a college-going culture in Los Angeles. Since 2001, the program has helped nearly 238,000 students and their families prepare for…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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Representing more than 200 organizations, Remake Learning is a professional network of schools, museums, libraries, afterschool programs, community centers, higher education institutions, education technology companies, philanthropies,…