To Become an Education Mayor, Look Beyond the Classroom

Learning takes place all day, every day, in a wide variety of settings. Although most mayors do not control the school system, Mayor Chris Coleman suggests that to become an "education mayor," city leaders must take steps to build the social-emotional skills of children and youth in the community, not only through collaborative support for the schools, but also through city afterschool programming, outdoor experiences, and building the skills of city staff who work with youth.