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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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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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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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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…

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Press Release
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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…

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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…

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Press Release
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PHOENIX - Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers.…

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Press Release
  • Case Studies & Practices

In 1982, Boston business leaders, the Superintendent of Boston Public School (BPS), and Boston's Mayor signed the "Boston Compact", a historic agreement that recognized that the issues facing Boston could only be improved through a collaborative…

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Researchers, policymakers, educators and parents are increasingly recognizing the value and benefits of early childhood care and education. Even the President of the Unites States has made this issue a priority.

Last December, President…

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Teacher giving a high five to students
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Greater University Circle is a four-square-mile area in Cleveland that is home to Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals.  Together these neighborhood anchor institutions…