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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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On a recent Saturday morning, the Montgomery County, Ohio Educational Summit unfolded as the latest in a series of community conversations on education improvement, supported by NLC in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education.

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This post was written by Peter Kleinbard, a consultant who works with organizations serving adolescents. This is the first post in a series that describes how organizations that operate dropout reengagement programs work with city and state…

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Saint Paul, Minn. - National League of Cities (NLC) President and Mayor of Saint Paul Chris Coleman today joined University of Minnesota youth development experts for a two-day summit with Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton to examine the…

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A new USDA opportunity provides schools and communities a simple way to help end child hunger while building a more sustainable school nutrition department budget. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) simplifies the process for schools that…

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This post was written by Tonja Rucker, Principal Associate for Early Childhood at NLC. The post also appears on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's blog.

Historically, education and human service systems have developed independently…

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Mom and son reading
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Education lifts people up and strengthens cities. There are very few challenges that cannot be solved by a focus on education. - Michael Nutter, mayor, Philadelphia, Pa.

At NLC’s recent Congressional City Conference, NLC President Chris…

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Washington, D.C. - At National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference on Monday, March 10, NLC and local leaders will join U.S. Education Sec. Arne Duncan to announce a partnership to strengthen collaboration among federal and…

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Community Conversations to Focus on Closing Achievement Gap, Improving Student Outcomes

Washington, D.C. - Today at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U…

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New Orleans, La. - Following President Barack Obama's announcement today introducing the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, the mayors of Cities United issued the following statement from their inaugural meeting in New Orleans, La.:

"The…

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Tapping my mechanical pencil on my desk, I could feel the excitement coursing through my veins. Summer vacation started in four minutes and I could barely keep from jumping out of my chair and sprinting down the hall towards the bus lane. My…