Media Buzzing About Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour

October 17— As Mayors Hancock, Taveras, and Johnson gather today in Denver to kick off the inaugural stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour, there has been significant national buzz in the media.  We’ll continue to share all of the great MEET press interviews on our blog, and through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Follow us @MayorsTour



Taveras heads to education summit

Associated Press


US mayors pushing for education reform

MSNBC- The Daily Rundown


On the road to school success

Politico—op-ed from Mayors Hancock, Taveras, Johnson and Castro


Mayors Take Education Initiatives on Tour

Politico Pro: Education—blurb from today’s Politico Pro (with link to article)

TODAY IN DENVER: Mayors from four cities kick off a tour to talk education reform – and, they say, move beyond traditional talking points in the movement. Public events begin Thursday. More from Pro Education’s Stephanie Simon: “Denver Mayor Michael Hancock plans to show off a high-performing district school and talk about his efforts to encourage city recreation centers to mix academics in with their after-school and summer programs. Mayor Angel Taveras of Providence, R.I., is eager to take his fellow mayors to see several community schools that offer a rich array of services for low-income families, including health clinics, counseling, adult literacy lessons and help finding affordable housing. And San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro wants to showcase the expanded early childhood services his citizens agreed to fund with a sales tax increase. He will also talk about his efforts to bring more high quality charter schools to the city… The tour will also stop in Sacramento, with participation from Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is married to former D.C. public schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.” The story:


Hancock and Taveras on Mayor-Led Reform

The Conversation at Dropout Nation (Podcast)



Mayor Julian Castro visits Denver for Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

San Antonio Charter Moms (Blog)


Hancock: Preparing all kids, in Denver and elsewhere, for a global economy

The Denver Post


Taveras joins prominent U.S. mayors for national education reform tour

WPRI (Rhode Island)


Closing the Achievement Gap: Mayors from Across the Country Tour Cities and Share Strategies Working for Our Kids

North Denver Tribune


Hancock and other reform-minded mayors begin national tour to improve schools

Fox-31 (Denver)



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