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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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Across the US, city officials and community members understand that positive educational experiences in the earliest years of life are critical for children to achieve long-term success and grow into productive members of the community.…

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New Mexico's ranking of 49 nationally for child well-being inspired local government, schools, neighborhoods, churches, business and nonprofit communities to joined forces to address this challenge.

The Albuquerque Bernalillo…

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Georgia State University has made a major turnaround in the last 5-7 years. Previously they would have been viewed a standard urban university situated in downtown Atlanta with mediocre persistence and student graduation rates. However…

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Salt Lake City, UT is currently home to 3 different Community Learning Centers (CLC). A CLC is a physical space but also based upon a set of philosophies and partnerships between a school and other community…

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The City of Providence, Rhode Island has experienced many successes while expanding participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) while also increasing engagement of elected officials around the issue of child nutrition over…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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