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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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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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Yesterday, at a conference in Denver, the National Civic League (NCL) announced the winners of its 2012 All-America City Grade-Level Reading Award, recognizing 14 communities that have developed ambitious, collaborative plans to help more…

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by Michael Karpman

Mayoral leadership to boost local college completion rates is both a recent and growing phenomenon, often spurred by dual goals of attracting and retaining high-wage employers and promoting equity by enhancing the…

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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 Imani Hope

"The mayor should be the most obvious person to lead the charge for education, regardless of who has control over the schools," said Memphis, Tenn., Mayor A. C. Wharton, Jr., last Wednesday to a large group of mayoral…

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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…

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by Laura Lanford

NLC recognized a total of 102 program enrollees for completing Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels in the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program through the Leadership Training Institute during…

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