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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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This is the first in a series of articles highlighting municipal leadership for children and families in communities with 75,000 people or less, drawing on examples from a new NLC report available at www.nlc.org/smallcities. 

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The National League of Cities, in partnership with the American Council on Germany (ACG), offers the John J. McCloy Fellowship in Urban Affairs each year.  The four Fellowships are awarded to mid-career local government professional staff and to…

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City officials are invited to apply for a new, 16-month technical assistance initiative focused on improving education, work and family outcomes for black men and boys.  Sponsored by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families with support…

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NLC First Vice President Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, MN, addressed more than 500 researchers, educators, elected officials and other national and community leaders who gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., yesterday for…

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Editor's note: The article below describes how Boston has established a wide range of educational options that have increased graduation rates and better prepared students for college.  Attendees at the 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition to…

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With support from Lumina Foundation, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) is launching the second phase of an initiative to help cities boost local college completion rates.…

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A major new report developed by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) offers city leaders a detailed guide for building management information systems in order to coordinate local afterschool programs more effectively…

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With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families is providing technical and financial assistance to nine statewide afterschool networks…

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by Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge

We recently made two important, and I think defining, announcements for our students in Riverside, California. The first is that Riverside City College (RCC) will guarantee our local high school graduates the…

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by Tim Mudd

The U.S. Department of Education recently selected five communities to receive the first round of Promise Neighborhoods multi-year implementation grants and another 15 communities to receive a second round of one-year planning…