National League of Cities and U.S. Department of Education to Announce Partnership to Improve Nation’s Schools, Close Achievement Gap
Washington, D.C. - At National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference on Monday, March 10, NLC and local leaders will join U.S. Education Sec. Arne Duncan to announce a partnership to strengthen collaboration among federal and local governments, schools, families and other organizations.
Who: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be joined by many of initial the "community conversation" mayors:
- Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Avondale, Ariz.
- Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton, Ohio
- Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, Ind.
- Mayor Johnny Dupree, Hattiesburg, Miss.
- Mayor Paul Soglin, Madison, Wis.
- Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Mayor Chris Coleman*, Saint Paul, Minn.
- Mayor Ralph Becker*, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Mayor Edna Branch Jackson, Savannah, Ga.
When: Monday, March 10, 2014
Where: Announcement: Marriott Ballroom for announcement
Room Madison A and B
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW,
Washington, DC 20008
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.