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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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  • Case Studies & Practices
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Re-Engage Dubuque constitutes one of a growing number of examples of citywide initiatives to bring dropouts back to school and see them through to credential completion. In a school district with a 91% overall graduation rate, the City…

  • Case Studies & Practices
Summary

Re-Engage Dubuque constitutes one of a growing number of examples of citywide initiatives to bring dropouts back to school and see them through to credential completion. In a school district with a 91% overall graduation rate, the City…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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Family League of Baltimore provides the Baltimore School Climate Collaborative staffing support and facilitation resources to ensure successful implementation of their strategic plan. In addition, Family League plays a critical role in…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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Parents play the most critical role in shaping the lives of their children. The quality of their care, guidance and nurturing is essential to promoting positive health and developmental outcomes for young children. Yet many parents lack…

  • CitiesSpeak

A quick look at some of the sessions, workshops & seminars held at last week’s national conference that helped attendees further their skills as city leaders.

Workshops, Sessions & Panels

Mayors’…

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  • CitiesSpeak

For the third consecutive year, economic development remained the top issue for the nation's mayors, according to a comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities(NLC). In the 2016…

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  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders grapple with building meaningful postsecondary educational pathways for all their residents, understanding the link between their success and the city’s success.

As part of NLC’s recent Mayors’ Institute…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Many cities have made ensuring all young children start kindergarten ready to succeed a top priority – and this will only happen when parents are a part of the equation.

Parents are key stakeholders who know…

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  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders are increasingly embracing the strategy of afterschool and summer learning to help expand enrichment opportunities for youth and address a broad range of issues such as academic success, public safety, workforce preparedness,…

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  • CitiesSpeak

As our 2016 State of the Cities report shows, mayors across the country are becoming increasingly aware of the link between a strong local economy and investment in programs that help residents build workforce skills.

Economic development…

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