Author: Audrey M. Hutchinson

Why a Postsecondary Education is Unattainable For Many Young People

Municipal officials have a new opportunity to address food and housing insecurity and other basic needs that prevent many students from completing their postsecondary credentials. With a new grant awarded by The Kresge Foundation, the National League of Cities is launching a technical assistance initiative, Cities Addressing Basic Needs to Improve Postsecondary and Workforce Success.

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Community College Will Shape the Workforce of the Future

I have witnessed firsthand how community colleges have changed lives. Following a five-year tenure at city hall with the former president of the New York City Council, who ran for mayor and was defeated, I landed a job at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), one of seven community colleges in the City University of

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Strong Partnerships Yield Better Education Outcomes

This is the seventh post in NLC’s 90th Anniversary series. NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., has made education a centerpiece of his mayoral vision. As the National League of Cities celebrates its 90th year of service to cities, we are heartened to see that improving educational outcomes for young people has

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