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The California Mayors Education Roundtable, a WestEd initiative, organizes events throughout the state to bring together diverse groups to improve education. Past meetings have included provocative discussions with state and national leaders as well as working sessions with local educators and community members. Join an upcoming meeting in your community to learn more and get involved.
California’s mayors are passionately concerned about the education and wellbeing of children and youth in their communities, particularly those at-risk due to the cultural, social or economic disadvantages they face. They envision an education system that offers integrated, comprehensive supports to children and families – an education system that will engage communities to support every student in achieving academic and career success.
The resources below focus on reports, programs, and helpful links related to the issue of the dropout rate in California and dropout prevention efforts.


Then-Gov. Schwarzenegger addresses participants of statewide graduation summit in Sacramento, 2010.

The California Mayors Education Roundtable brings together mayors of California’s larger cities, district superintendents, and their key staff to share data, evidence-based and promising practices, and programmatic strategies to address local challenges affecting students’ educational and career success.