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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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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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