Author: Miles Sandler

Cities and the New Administration Can Work Together on Education. Here’s How.

“The focus of the new American localism on unlocking the latent capacity and creativity of public, private, and civic networks differs markedly from the focus of traditional federalism on relationships between levels of government, particularly the federal government and the states.” – Bruce Katz, centennial scholar, Centennial Scholar Initiative, The Brookings Institution In this time of

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A New Education Playbook for City Leaders

The YEF Council Education Playbook provides examples of 27 action steps taken by select U.S. cities to provide greater resources and opportunities for their communities and for youth from early childhood to postsecondary success. In our globalized economy, the knowledge and skills acquired by completing high school and then pursuing some type of postsecondary education

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Secretary of Education Joins NLC in Support of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Through the support of NLC’s Mayors’ Education Task Force and the Every Student Succeeds Act, mayors can build on their partnerships with school district leaders and other community partners to improve their cities’ educational outcomes. At the Mayors’ Education Task Force Meeting at NLC’s 2016 Congressional City Conference, newly appointed chair Mayor Betsy Hodges of

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Cities Are Taking a Regional Approach to Closing the Skills Gap

This post is the fifth installment in a series focused on NLC’s Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey. Apprentice working with engineer to inspect manufacturing machinery. (Getty Images) Economic development consistently ranks as a high priority for local officials across the country. Alongside this priority

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Mayors’ Education Advisors Focus on Equity and Student Success

Amid the first hot days of summer, and in the recent aftermath of social and economic unrest that roiled Baltimore and the nation, NLC’s annual Mayors’ Education Policy Advisors Network’s (EPAN) meeting took place in Baltimore earlier this month. The city of Baltimore played host to NLC’s recent Mayors’ Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) meeting.

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First National College Signing Day Encourages Young People to #ReachHigher

The local Ballou High School marching band performed in full regalia as young people from more than 30 Washington, D.C. high schools flooded George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium to celebrate the District’s first college signing day event on Friday, May 1, 2015. (photo credit: George Washington University) May 1, the deadline by which colleges traditionally

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