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NewDEAL Leaders Excelling in City Hall

In a piece on young rising star elected officials, TIME Magazine notes that while millennials have not yet gained a stronghold at the federal or state levels, they are starting to make an impact in local government at a particularly important time, as municipalities are picking up the slack dropped by Washington on issues important to millennials, like immigration and climate change. As part of a small bipartisan group of millenial mayors TIME interviewed, the pubication singled out three NewDEAL Leaders for their success: Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN), Svante Myrick (Ithaca, NY), and Michael Tubbs (Stockton, CA). Read more about "the millenials taking over city hall."

Value of CTE

Brookings examines the role that Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays in a strong secondary schools system, while emphasizing the need for more rigorous research on CTE programs. Advocates note that CTE can motivate students to attend school more frequently and be more engaged, and therefore improve core academic skills. As more states enact policies promoting CTE, the think tank calls on government to support a research agenda that can help ensure these new initiatives are successful. 

NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Miro Weinberger, Mayor
(Burlington, VT)

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Mayor's Prize for Entrepreneurship

This month, NewDEAL Leader Burlington, VT Mayor Miro Weinberger launched his Mayor's Prize for Entrepreneurship, which will award $200,000 to non-profit entrepreneur support organizations and research organizations developing new programs to support entrepreneurs. The prize is intended to foster the growth of new business and encourage new ideas on better supporting this growth. Learn more about the prize, funded by the Kauffman Foundation, and how applicants will be evaluated and selected.


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