The New Leader Weekly Update

The New Leader Weekly Update

Check out the most recent update from The New Leader. In this update: Digital Organizing Bootcamps, Progressive Events, and more. 


Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

March 31, 2017


The New Leader Updates & Opportunities

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Digital Organizing Bootcamps

  • NLC Senior Digital Fellow Beth Becker is hosting two week-long Digital Organizing Bootcamps this summer in New York City (June 11-17) and Denver (July 9-15)!

  • Throughout the week of each training, you will get a hands-on in-depth training on topics like creating content, executing content calendars, best practices for websites, e-mail, social media, and more. 

The Brookings Institution: Annual research and policy symposium: Skills for a changing world

  • April 5; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST, Washington, DC
  • On April 5, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings will host its annual research and policy symposium, which will mark the launch of "Skills for a Changing World: National Perspectives and Global Movements," a new report on the current global, regional, and national level movement toward recognizing breadth of skills within education systems. The report includes summary case studies from Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and South Africa. Through a series of public discussions, the symposium will highlight current views across curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy on including a range of skills. Policymakers, teachers, researchers, and thought leaders will discuss design and implementation practices to ensure all children have high-quality learning opportunities that build the skills necessary to create vibrant, healthy societies in a rapidly changing world.
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Economic Innovation Group: Union Market Talks: The New Urban Crisis

  • April 11; 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST, Washington, DC
  • Join Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Urbanist and Author Richard Florida, EDENS’ CEO Jodie W. McLean, The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein, the Economic Innovation Group’s Steve Glickman, ULI Senior Fellow and former mayor of Pittsburgh, Tom Murphy, and more for discussions on building inclusive prosperity in our cities. America’s urban revival has turned into a new urban crisis. Our great creative communities have become increasingly unequal and unaffordable. We need a new pathway and playbook going forward. Inclusive prosperity is a framework to move beyond our current urban divides, where city and community leaders, urbanists, neighborhood activists and businesses work together to create opportunities for all.
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NLC Spotlight

READ: NLC Tallahassee’s Lauren Calment is recognized by the Tallahassee Democrat for her work advocating for neglected children
READ: NLC Miami’s Johanna Cervone hired as the Florida Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director and Hispanic Press Secretary
READ: NLC New York City’s Ataf Rahamatulla: “The War on Drugs has failed. What’s next?” 

Policy & News

Center for American Progress: Why Trump Officials Won’t Deny Climate Change


Progressive Policy Institute: Gerwin for CNBC: How the US economy could suffer—bigly—under Trump’s trade agenda


Economic Innovation Group: New bill does hard job of injecting capital into needy communities


The Brookings Institution: Health governance capacity: Enhancing private sector investment in global health


Bipartisan Policy Center: America’s Student Debt Explosion: Understanding the Federal Government’s Role


Walton Family Foundation: Getting Up to Speed on Character Education


Bellwether Education Partners: A Formula That Works: Five ways to strengthen school funding in Ohio


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