ERIC Number: EJ1137665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Going Local: Priorities and Strategies for Municipal Leaders
Hutchinson, Audrey M.
Voices in Urban Education, n45 2017
Municipal officials know that education is tied to quality of life and public safety; cities are better off when more people are well-educated. Mayors across the country are dedicating staff to focus on key education issues--to work on partnerships between school districts, their colleges and universities, and to create multi-sector partnerships and collaboratives to support education. The National League of Cities (NLC) has been building the capacity of municipal leaders to be strong advocates for education, building stronger cities together. Mayors are focused on where they can intersect with the new administration's education agenda. The hope is that there are no major reductions in funding that supports school districts across the country as well as afterschool programs. The author believes the task of the NLC is to find ways to work with the new administration by sharing what they know and what they have seen that works in local communities, to try to use data, evidence and stories to influence decisions they are going to make and also to provide them with information, in terms of how cities are experiencing the education climate right now and what cities need.
Descriptors: Municipalities, Safety, Quality of Life, Needs Assessment, Public Schools, Educational Opportunities, Educational Change, Educational Administration, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Leadership Training, Capacity Building
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University, Box 1985, Providence, RI, 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail: AISR_info@brown.edu; Web site: http://www.annenberginstitute.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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