National League of Cities and U.S. Department of Education to Announce Partnership to Improve Nation’s Schools, Close Achievement Gap

Press Release
Press Release

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. 

*NLC leadership

When: Monday, March 10, 2014
10:00 AM

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.


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