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Students taking an exam

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

Reno, Nev., joins the growing number of cities across the country that are using reengagement centers to address the needs of young people who have left high school.

“Two staff members of the Reengagement Center provided my only…

Washoe County Reengagement Center
Washoe County Reengagement Center
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Educators and parents from all walks of life know that the African proverb, "it takes a village to raise a child," gets it right. To become thriving members of any community, young people need more than just the love of their guardians or the…

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Elected officials and city staff from across the country gathered in Santa Clara, Calif., last month for a retreat-style training program aimed at strengthening and enhancing their work as local leaders. This year's NLC University Annual…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Peter Kleinbard. It is the fourth in a series on dropout reengagement drawn from the case study: For Young Adults Who Drop Out: Pathways Or Merely Stops Along The Way?

“It is not a time like…

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Walking across bridge
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Last week, the City of Longmont, Colo., held a statewide summit that brought together Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs, other city leaders and key local stakeholders to share information about the educational…

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On July 7 and 8, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) hosted a Mayor’s Institute on Children and Families in Chicago that focused on the issue of grade-level reading. Mayor Nan Whaley from…

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The annual Congress of Cities and Exposition is coming together, and this year’s 90th Anniversary conference is shaping up to be big, bold and perfectly adapted to the needs of today’s local elected officials and staff. We are…

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Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by Peter Kleinbard, a consultant who works with organizations serving adolescents. It is the third in a series on dropout reengagement, drawn from the case study: For Young Adults Who Drop Out: Pathways or…

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student
  • Press Release

Speaking before a capacity-filled room of Senate staffers in the Senate Visitors Center, NLC's president, Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn., spoke of the importance of education to the economic development of his…

Mayors Price, Coleman, and Jackson
Mayors Price, Coleman, and Jackson
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Municipal and community leaders understand that education is a driving force behind economic development, but in San Antonio it is “brainpower” that’s fueling the entire city.

From cradle to career, San Antonio is focusing on education to…

Johnson talks with Mayor Castro
Johnson talks with Mayor Castro