This municipal action guide highlights steps that city leaders can take to increase the proportion of residents in their communities who obtain postsecondary degrees and credentials.
This new NLC municipal action guide highlights action steps that municipal leaders can take to understand college access and success rates in their cities, including where students exit the educational pipeline and what factors appear to affect student outcomes.
With support from Lumina Foundation, NLC commissioned this analysis by Professor Kenneth K. Wong of Brown University of the role that mayors are playing to support college access and completion in their cities.
This guide provides an in-depth look at the important information gathering work that must precede a comprehensive postsecondary success initiative. City leaders can conduct a scan of local postsecondary success efforts to understand what supports are available to students across the educational pipeline.
The YEF Institute's first-ever report on The State of City Leadership for Children and Families identifies the nation's most cutting-edge city strategies to help children and families thrive. This chapter highlights the broad range of innovations and trends in municipal leadership around education.
This report outlines seven key policy conditions that facilitate the expansion of alternatives and options for dropouts and other students who struggle in traditional high school settings, as well as promising collaborations among mayors, school district officials, and alternative high schools program innovators. The report showcases municipal leadership in Atlanta, Boston, Corpus Christi, Hartford, Phoenix, San Jose, and Seattle, and includes examples of alternative high schools that use dual enrollment and other strategies to expand college access.