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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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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.…

Press Release
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…

  • CitiesSpeak

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…

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Program Goals

The natural beauty of the landscape in Parkland, Florida has regularly attracted tourists to its green space, lakes, and world-class golf courses. But thanks to a deliberate focus on inter-generational active living, Parkland is…

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With local officials focusing on postsecondary education to improve the city's high unemployment rate, Las Vegas local leaders formulated a unique idea for a partnership. In 2008, residents in…

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With former Mayor Ron Loveridge as the convener and champion of postsecondary completion, Riverside is seeing enormous gains through its Completion Counts program. When the city found that only 17.5% of cohorts in the Alvord and Riverside Unified…

  • CitiesSpeak

Providing meals for children through federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs is a win-win opportunity for cities. Cities benefit by bringing more federal funds into their neighborhoods, and can improve the health and well-being of low-income…

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Opening the 2014 Reengagement Plus convening in Portland, Oregon last week, I observed that the Reengagement Network deserves a moment of quiet celebration. Quiet because of recent tragic events in several communities directly affecting…

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Diploma
  • Case Studies & Practices

To address a gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, Mayor Tom Bates co-founded the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership in December 2007 along with neighboring mayors, UC-Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National…