Tag: education

Moving Policy and Practice for Education and Employment

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 second stop, we discover how Nashville, Tennessee is moving policy and practice to create equitable opportunities in postsecondary education and employment. This post was co-authored by Dana D’Orazio and Audrey

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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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We Helped U.S. Communities Give 500 Backpacks to These Students in Need

The National League of Cities was represented at the recent U.S. Communities annual meeting and charity event by David Maloney, Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Emma Lieberth, Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships. U.S. Communities is the only national purchasing cooperative sponsored by NLC, the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Association of School Business Officials International

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Five Ways Cities Can Promote Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs

Providing meals for children through federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs is a win-win opportunity for cities. Cities benefit by bringing more federal funds into their neighborhoods, and can improve the health and well-being of low-income children by increasing their access to healthy meals and their participation in fun and safe activities during out-of-school time

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From Low-Skilled to College-Ready: Building Pathways for All Youth Who Drop Out- Part 4

This is a guest post by Peter Kleinbard. It is the fourth in a series on dropout reengagement drawn from the case study: For Young Adults Who Drop Out: Pathways Or Merely Stops Along The Way? “It is not a time like when I was a teenager I could go to McDonald’s … impress a manager, fill out the

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Keeping the Promises in Jacksonville, Florida

This post was written by the Honorable Alvin Brown, Mayor, Jacksonville, Florida. It originally appeared on the GradNation blog. As mayor of Jacksonville, I recognize the importance of education to the success and vitality of a city. By equipping students with the skills they need to achieve their fullest potential, we ensure our city has

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WUF 7: Day Three — The Mayors Forum: Cities on the Rise

This is the fourth post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia. Despite the economic forces that I wrote about yesterday, there seems to be an optimism pervading the Seventh World Urban Forum (WUF7) that is almost contagious.  From the opening general session, where the organizers of this

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Where Big Ideas Start

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting “big ideas” reshaping America’s cities. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #CityIdeas. A lot has been written about innovation and why particular cities are hotbeds of the big ideas that drive the U.S. economy. These analyses often focus on the conditions

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Medellin, Colombia: A City Transformed?

This is the first post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia. In just a few days I will be in Medellin, Colombia, for World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) which is hosted by the City of Medellin, the government of Colombia and the United Nations. “Why Medellin?” is

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5 ways to Connect City Hall to Capitol Hill at the Congressional City Conference

NLC’s annual Congressional City Conference is taking place in our nation’s capital from March 8th through the 12th this year. This event is an opportunity to network and share best practices with  over 2,000 local and appointed city officials. It’s also the only event that brings representatives from across local governments together to advocate for a

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