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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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  • CitiesSpeak

As our 2016 State of the Cities report shows, mayors across the country are becoming increasingly aware of the link between a strong local economy and investment in programs that help residents build workforce skills.

Economic development…

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Neward
  • CitiesSpeak

When those closest to students collaboratively use data, students are given individualized opportunities that enable them to excel.

Too often, education happens in siloes. Programs and funding streams are separate, schools and afterschool…

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Bridge
  • CitiesSpeak

Throughout this two-year project, our Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will delve into cities’ work on early childhood workforce issues, highlight successes across the country, and bring together local leaders around these issues.…

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teacher
  • CitiesSpeak

The DC ReEngagement Center (REC) was able to match 200 of those disengaged young adults with appropriate education programs, with a “stick rate”  (the percentage of people who remain in their education program for the academic year) of 74…

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  • CitiesSpeak

The MacArthur Foundation today announced, as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, it has awarded nearly $25 million in support for ambitious plans to create fairer, more effective local justice systems across the country.…

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  • CitiesSpeak

The advanced industry sector represents a potential source of great economic prosperity for cities – but only if city leaders can invest in its vitality.

According to a recent report published by the Brookings Institution, “Advanced…

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manufacturing
  • CitiesSpeak

The YEF Council Education Playbook provides examples of 27 action steps taken by select U.S. cities to provide greater resources and opportunities for their communities and for youth from early childhood to postsecondary success.

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classroom
  • CitiesSpeak

These are the key recommendations to help your city grow the maker movement.

This is an excerpt from NLC’s report, The Maker Movement. The report was created in partnership with the Department of Public Administration and…

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carpentry
  • CitiesSpeak

Durham, North Carolina, and St. Louis, Missouri are developing city-wide Children's Savings Accounts (CSA) initiatives that can build college-going communities and disrupt cycles of multi-generational poverty.

This is a guest post by…

San Francisco
San Francisco
  • CitiesSpeak

Through the support of NLC's Mayors’ Education Task Force and the Every Student Succeeds Act, mayors can build on their partnerships with school district leaders and other community partners to improve their cities’ educational outcomes.

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