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Welcome to — April 7, 2012

Welcome to! Can an entire community — even entire metropolitan region — set educational goals, confer closely on methods, involve a broad range of civic and business leaders as well as educators, and then have solid prospects to advance school performance, seriously and significantly, over continued years of effort? That’s the belief of Nancy Zimpher, an impatient civic entrepreneur and chancellor of the SUNY system. With Zamphir’s colleagues in the ‘Strive’ network, a full-blown effort is underway to mobilize the regional coalitions to make solid goals in student gains and graduation rates in regions across the U.S. … In the meantime, Citistates Associate Robert Lang and his PhD student associate Christina Nicholas probe the new geography of ‘Megapolitan America’ — the title of a new book by Rob and Arthur Nelson.