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Whatever It Takes: How Twelve Communities Are Reconnecting Out-of-School Youth (2006)
"Whatever It Takes: How Twelve Communities Are Reconnecting Out-Of-School Youth" documents what committed educators, policymakers, and community leaders across the country are doing to reconnect out-of-school youth to the social and economic mainstream. It provides background on the serious high school dropout problem and describes in-depth what twelve communities are doing to reconnect dropouts to education and employment training. It also includes descriptions of major national program models serving out-of-school youth. Case Studies include: Montgomery County (Dayton), Ohio; Jefferson County (Louisville), Kentucky; Austin, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Portland, Oregon; Oakland, California; Trenton, New Jersey; Baltimore, Maryland; Pima County (Tucson), Arizona; Camden, New Jersey; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Published by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), 2006.
Stronger Schools, Stronger Cities (2004)
A 30-month Municipal Leadership in Education (MLE) project was launched in June 2001 with financial support from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The MLE project set out to support and assist local communities and to illustrate the leadership roles that mayors and council members can play  and are playing  to promote and support school improvement. The project also sought to identify promising practices in municipal leadership and school improvement, while developing a range of tools and resources for mayors and council members who are interested in strengthening K-12 education.
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