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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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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Louisville Engaging Children Outdoors (ECHO) provides fourth grade students meaningful experiences in the natural world to cultivate a closer relationship with their outdoor environment. Since its inception in 2008, the ECHO…

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A 100 year old warehouse sitting between Little Rock and North Little Rock has become something very new and exciting in the last three years. Warwick Sabin, creator and executive director of the Innovation Hub, has developed a…

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In 2008, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter set a community wide goal of increasing high school graduation rates to 80% from 53% in 2007. The secondary goal was to increase baccalaureate attainment rates by 2017. City leaders…

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Medical professionals and educators use developmental screenings to determine whether children are learning basic skills at expected ages or experiencing significant developmental delays. When such delays go unrecognized, as happens far too often…

  • CitiesSpeak

NLC’s 2016 Reengagement census suggests a very positive return on investment for cities that pursue a systematic approach to academic reenrollment programs.

The newest census of dropout reengagement programs from…

photo - For Students Dropped Out of School, Local Reenrollment Programs Actually Work
photo - For Students Dropped Out of School, Local Reenrollment Programs Actually Work
  • CitiesSpeak

Both cities and the federal government want great schools because they help create a strong workforce, boosting the economy at a local and national level – but the legal and fiscal powers of both levels of government are…

photo - Forecasting the Role of Cities in Education
photo - Forecasting the Role of Cities in Education
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Competing in a global economy demands that we continue supporting manufacturing areas by providing skilled workers with certificates and degrees from qualified community and technical colleges.

This is a guest…

photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education