Friday, February 15, 2019
by Nelson Beckford
The Commissioner’s talk made me reflect on the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Foundation’s legacy in terms of recreation, public spaces, and parks. Here are a few of those watershed moments:
• Mayor Tom Johnson (1901-1909) removing the 'Keep off the Grass' signs in the city parks, sending...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
by Karen Leventhal
This week’s ConstitutionALE explored the limits of the President’s power. There is much fear about Presidents overreaching their power and becoming dictatorial. It’s an understandable fear as Stalin and Hitler were strong executives and things didn’t go so well.
On the other hand, they didn’t operate within the confines of a democratic republic, who’s...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
by Kim Smith Woodford, Journey on Yonder Outdoors Consulting
As a child, parks without question were synonymous with playtime. And when we played, we played hard. On the swings we’d compete on who could swing the highest for the longest – while standing. The parks design included a basic wide open space with a playset made...
Monday, February 11, 2019
As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week.
1.) Oral Arguments Could Get...
Friday, February 08, 2019
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One of the nation’s most celebrated urban thinkers, Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver oversees management, planning, and operations of New York City’s nearly 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas, and other assets. He also has helped guide a strategy that redefines the role of...
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Linda Darling-Hammond’s sold-out January 25 forum was inspiring, entertaining, and informative. She provided a steady stream of observations about what works and what doesn’t. She identified challenges in modern education that were of interest to an audience representing many parts of the education community.
The world’s knowledge is increasing exponentially at a time when technology...