National education council is meeting today in St. Paul

A national group working on education issue meets today in St. Paul.

The National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education and Families  is here and will look at out-of-school-time programming. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman chairs the group.

“We have worked hard to put Saint Paul in the forefront of the national conversation on education, and it is an honor to showcase and share our work with my colleagues from around the country. Education does not start and stop at the school doors, and we’ve demonstrated, through the success of our Second Shift initiative, that anything we can do to engage students is the first step on a path to success for every child in our community,”  Coleman said.

Other topics to be considered by the mayors and education leaders from across the country are: youth development, early care, youth safety and family economic success.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 06/25/2010 - 10:15 am.

    Wait; this is a joke, right?

    The mayor of a city whose public schools are sporting *the worst* racial achievement gap in the United States, supposes that record qualifies him to lecture others on “how we do it”.

    Living among leftists, I sometimes wonder if I’m not really dreaming. I keep waiting to wake up, drenched in sweat but happy to be free of the nightmare.

    But instead of relief, another tortuous chapter unfolds.

  2. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 06/26/2010 - 03:43 pm.

    Thomas: Do you automatically badmouth anything good done by liberal officials without learning about the thing you are criticizing?

    The mayor’s after-school program includes free transportation for poor students to and from after-school and evening activities who otherwise would not be able to take part because their families don’t own cars.

    Its cost is low; its rewards for these kids very high.

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