Students taking an exam
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

Looking over the crowd on January 28, 2016, one thing was clear: Oakland showed up in a big way.  Under a big tent on a beautiful January day, hundreds of people from all walks of life — students, parents, teachers, elected officials, college…

Students.
Students.
  • CitiesSpeak

As mayor of Branson, one of my primary responsibilities is ensuring the sustainability and prosperity of our community. There is no better way to ensure our city’s future than providing our young people with opportunities to learn and grow in a…

Children at play, by Getty.
Children at play, by Getty.
  • CitiesSpeak

When I talk to citizens, the first thing they bring up is jobs –  jobs for themselves, jobs for their children.

When I talk to business leaders, the first thing they bring up is workers – workers for today, workers for tomorrow.

Education
Education
  • CitiesSpeak

In America, young people who are homeless or face housing instability experience arrest and detention much more often than other youth. As many as 78 percent of the estimated 400,000 homeless youth in America have had at least one interaction…

Youth volunteering
Youth volunteering
  • CitiesSpeak

This summer, we’ve embarked on a road trip to find out how six cities are building equitable pathways to postsecondary and workforce success. On our second stop, we discover how Nashville, Tennessee is moving policy and…

Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
  • CitiesSpeak

This summer, we've embarked on a road trip to find out how six cities are building equitable pathways to postsecondary and workforce success. On our first stop, we discover how the city of Charleston, South Carolina,…

photo - How Charleston Creates a City of Opportunity
photo - How Charleston Creates a City of Opportunity
  • CitiesSpeak

The National League of Cities and LinkedIn are visiting six cities this summer to promote equity, education and employment and create a model that all cities can use to boost economic opportunities for their residents.…

photo - Follow NLC and LinkedIn on a Summer Road Trip
photo - Follow NLC and LinkedIn on a Summer Road Trip
  • CitiesSpeak

When it comes to reengaging disconnected youth with education and employment, three cities are reaching the same ambitious goals via different routes.

As the saying goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going,…

photo - Nearly Five Million Youth Are Out of School and Work. Here's How Three Cities Are Planning to Reengage Them.
photo - Nearly Five Million Youth Are Out of School and Work. Here's How Three Cities Are Planning to Reengage Them.
  • CitiesSpeak

July 13 is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, healthy and safe while out of school. Here are five ways your city can promote its summer programs — plus a playbook and a…

photo - 5 Things Your City Can Do on Summer Learning Day
photo - 5 Things Your City Can Do on Summer Learning Day
  • Press Release

ORLANDO, Florida — June 13, 2017 — The Florida Afterschool Network hosted a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning today in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Education Summit in Orlando…

Children playing on sidewalk
Children playing on sidewalk