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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

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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task force
  • CitiesSpeak

A first job is a pivotal moment in a young person’s life and a key first step towards adulthood.

City youth employment programs provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn important job and life skills as they earn their first…

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now hiring
  • CitiesSpeak

Effective global engagement strategies are essential for any leader and community that aspires to remain at the cutting edge of international trends for the coming decades.

This is a guest post by Reta Jo Lewis and Lora Berg.

The…

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global
  • CitiesSpeak

The petitioners in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association are asking the Court to restrict the collection of fees by unions that represent more than nine million public employees in 23 states and the District of…

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Supreme Court
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—At the inaugural Afterschool STEM Summit in Washington this week, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the selection of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) to receive technical and financial assistance to host…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Katherine Bates.

Libraries have always played a critical community role in offering low-income residents access to information. Although most libraries offer free public internet access, computers are in high demand…

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Many early childhood care and education centers are small organizations, often with just one person managing both the educational direction of the center and the day-to-day business operations. These dedicated individuals are also frequently…

  • Press Release

Louisville, Ky. – Local leaders, educators, parents and community members convened recently for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community support of Louisville’s Cradle-to-Career Initiative, with an…

Press Release
Press Release