Public education is at a crossroads in the United States. American cities have emerged as the centers of innovation and progress in education policy at a time when national policies are at the mercy of a legislative stalemate in Washington. In cities across America real, actionable policies are being implemented to revolutionize the education of our youngest generations. Read more

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  • Mayor Michael Hancock

    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock grew up poor in a big family in northeast Denver. They didn’t have much, but they never gave up and they always had support from their schools, city recreation programs, and nearby nonprofits. Twenty-five years after graduating from Denver Public School’s Manual High School, Mayor Hancock believes the entire community – […]

  • Mayor Julian Castro

    A 39-year-old San Antonio native, Mayor Julián Castro is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city. First elected on May 9, 2009, Mayor Castro was handily re-elected to a third term in 2013. Throughout his tenure, Mayor Castro has focused on attracting well-paying jobs in 21st century industries, positioning San Antonio to be […]

  • Mayor Kevin Johnson

    Kevin Johnson was elected as the 55th mayor of the City of Sacramento in November 2008 and re-elected to a second term in June 2012. He is the first African American to be elected to the office. His vision is for Sacramento to become “a city that works for everyone.” Since taking office, Mayor Johnson […]

  • Mayor Angel Taveras

    Angel Taveras grew up on the South Side of Providence and went from Head Start to Harvard through the Providence Public Schools. After graduating from Harvard, Angel received his law degree at Georgetown University and established himself in Rhode Island as a litigator and a widely-respected elections lawyer. In 2010, Angel stepped down from serving […]

  • The Future of Education is Now

    Public education is at a crossroads in the United States.  American cities have emerged as the centers of innovation and progress in education policy at a time when national policies are at the mercy of a legislative stalemate in Washington.  In cities across America real, actionable policies are being implemented to revolutionize the education of our […]

MEET Reacts to Education Policies in FY’15 Budget Ahead of San Antonio Tour Stop

As MEET prepares for its third tour stop in San Antonio this week, the Tour is encouraged to see some of the initiatives and programs the Mayors have successfully implements in their cities outlined as education goals in President Obama’s FY2015 budget. MEET is founded on an “all in” approach to education innovation.  We must […]

Mayor Taveras’ Children and Youth Cabinet awarded $200,000 Lumina Foundation grant

Earlier this month, Providence was named one of 20 cities to win a $200,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation, which the city will use to develop a plan to increase the number of youth attending college. The grant was awarded to Mayor Angel Taveras’ Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC), a cross-sector collaborative created to improve […]