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  • June 30, 2014

    Mayors and Education: Improving Local Educational Outcomes

    Mayors Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn., Betsy Price of Fort Worth, Texas and Edna Jackson of Savannah, Ga. gave a briefing to Senate staff on the way mayors are improving educational outcomes and the need for educational reform, including reauothorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

  • June 30, 2014

    Fostering Economic Innovation: The Role of the Talent Pipeline

    Gaps in the “talent pipeline” pose a serious challenge as city leaders strive to develop a robust and innovative local economy.

  • June 30, 2014

    Returning Veterans: Resources and Best Practices for Local Leaders

    NLC, ICMA, NACo, NCSL, and NGA invite you to join in a free webinar series that will help state and local leaders learn about available opportunities, leading practices, and lessons learned about veteran reintegration programs.

  • June 30, 2014

    Cities: Situation Shows Immigration Reform Needed Now

    National League of Cities (NLC) released this statement from Clarence Anthony, NLC’s executive director on President Obama’s plan to send increased resources to the U.S. – Mexican border in response to the increased numbers of immigrants.

  • June 26, 2014

    Cities Urge FCC to Modernize E-Rate Program

    Following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler's decision to introduce a proposal for consideration at the FCC's July meeting to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed Wi-Fi to every student and library, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement.

  • June 25, 2014

    Workforce Bill Will Help Create System for the 21st Century

    National League of Cities applauds the Senate for strengthening the nation’s workforce system to support American workers by passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This bipartisan bill will streamline and modernize the nation’s workforce system by providing a 21st Century solution to a 21st Century employment needs.

  • June 23, 2014

    Coleman to USCM Mayors: Cities Must Think Globally, Work Together to Meet 21st Century Challenges

    NLC President Chris Coleman told a crowd of local leaders gathered for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) annual meeting Saturday in Dallas, Texas that cities are rising to a number of diverse challenges and creating opportunities that make their communities better places to live, work and play.

  • June 23, 2014

    Participate in a Study About the NLC Website for a Chance to Win $50

    The National League of Cities is redesigning www.nlc.org, and we want to better understand how members and site users would group and label the content available on the NLC website. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 American Express gift card.

  • June 23, 2014

    Google to Highlight Technological Innovation at NLC University Leadership Summit

    Technological innovation is changing the world in which city leaders are operating at a dramatic pace. Participants in the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit, taking place August 13-16 in Silicon Valley, will get a first-hand look at some of these revolutionary transformations through a special tour of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

  • June 20, 2014

    Local Leaders Urge Congress to Preserve Transportation Alternatives Program

    Almost 400 local officials joined together to urge Congress to continue funding the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which allocates resources for transportation alternatives that enhance safety and performance.