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Data Management

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  • Guides

Residents often turn to city officials during census cycles. Below are some quick talking points to respond to your residents' most common questions and concerns:

“Participating in the 2020 Census is a civic…

Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting
  • Guides
  • Research Report

"Municipal governments have an important relationship with the census — both as consumers of the invaluable data it gathers and as partners in ensuring the complete and accurate count of our cities." 

The National League of Cities (NLC)…

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Family on porch
  • 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 first stop, we discover how the city of Charleston, South Carolina,…

photo - How Charleston Creates a City of Opportunity
photo - How Charleston Creates a City of Opportunity
  • Research Report

Jack Calhoun, the author of this profile, is a senior consultant to NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and to the U.S. Department of Justice for its National Forum to Prevent Youth Violence.

Introduction

The absence of…

  • Research Report

Performance management, the process of consistently reviewing performance data to inform decision-making, is a strategy emerging in cities across the country. Performance management practices and tools enable cities to:  make informed program and…

  • CitiesSpeak

When those closest to students collaboratively use data, students are given individualized opportunities that enable them to excel.

Too often, education happens in siloes. Programs and funding streams are separate, schools and afterschool…

Bridge
Bridge
  • CitiesSpeak

“What is City government doing?

How well are we doing it?

How can we do it better?”

These three questions guide Devin Quirk’s work for the City of Boston.  Devin serves as…