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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  • Regional

This month, on October 24, NLC is partnering with the Afterschool Alliance to celebrate Lights On Afterschool Day, a nationwide event that celebrates afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and…

  • Press Release

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National League Cities (NLC) have announced today that they have joined forces in a pilot initiative to promote children’s physical activity while developing social-emotional skills that will…

Children Playing Tennis
Children Playing Tennis
  • Press Release

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — June 25, 2018 — More than 300 officials from 39 states are convening this week in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the National League of Cities (NLC) Summer Board and Leadership Meeting and NLC University Leadership Forum. Over…

Press conference.
Press conference.
  • CitiesSpeak

The City of Hartford, Connecticut, is taking the lead in supporting its early childhood workforce by partnering with the local workforce development board to determine the needs of early childhood educators.

While many cities across the…

Educators
Educators
  • CitiesSpeak

Today, in conjunction with the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, NLC leaders convened four mayors in Saint Paul, Minnesota to explore how city officials and business leaders can partner with local afterschool…

Children
Children
  • CitiesSpeak

Just published online: A new resource for city leaders who want to take steps to connect more children to nature more equitably, from the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) and the Children…

Child holding art
Child holding art
  • CitiesSpeak

In this day and age, everyone should have access to healthy food. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio.

Nearly one-in-five children in my city of Columbus, Ohio, is food insecure. This mirrors…

Kids learning
Kids learning
  • 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 fourth stop, we discover how the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas, is making local and regional…

Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
  • 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. In Austin, we meet with key stakeholders and Mayor Steve Adler to learn about the next steps in ensuring…

Austin, Texas.
Austin, Texas.
  • 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.