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City Club of Cleveland: State of the Cleveland Schools

The City Club of Cleveland was once again host to the State of the Schools address for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. With fewer than three years remaining until the historic 15-mill levy expires, this year’s address by CEO Eric S. Gordon discusses investments that have been made so far and plans for the future, [...]

City Club: Navigating the Transition to High School

When educational matters are discussed, the voices of teachers, administrators and policymakers often drown out the voices of the students actually impacted by changes. Those tables were turned on August 7 at the City Club of Cleveland.  A panel of four high school students presented the results of a survey they created and distributed to [...]

National Advocate Discusses Early Childhood Reading at City Club

Barbara O’Brien, National Policy Director for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, spoke at the City Club on June 6. Dr. O’Brien discussed how the campaign collaborates with foundations and communities across the country to help increase the high school graduation rate for students from low-income families. The Campaign focuses on grade-level reading by the [...]

City Club: Educators Discuss “Wrap-Around” Schools

On March 13, the City Club held a two-part panel discussing the implementation of “wraparound” (or “community”) schools in Cleveland, the challenges and opportunities they present, and their potential impact on the future of education. The panelists for Part One of this forum were: Martin Blank, president of the Institute for Educational Leadership and founding [...]

Ohio State University President Says Higher Ed is Key to American Prosperity

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee told a crowd the City Club of Cleveland Friday that higher education in America can lead the economic recovery, but that will require universities to remake themselves. It should come as no surprise that the president of one of the biggest universities in America is a big fan [...]

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