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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Monday, February 04, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

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.) Judge says Tampa conversion...

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Can Blockland succeed at making Cleveland an Innovation Hub? Thoughts from a startup founder who’s lived in hot markets

Guest Author

by Karen Leventhal is the founder of Verdant Trade At the “Building Blockland What’s Next”? Forum, Charles Stack of Flashstarts made the case that Cleveland is the perfect place for Blockchain because Blockchain is like Cleveland: it’s focused on collaboration and cooperation. In short, it’s based on community. According to a panelist, of the many cities...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Transforming Education in Cleveland is a Vital Part of the City's Growth

Guest Author

by Piet van Lier, Executive Director, Cleveland Transformation Alliance In her talk at the City Club last week, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond focused on the need to educate the whole child, address students’ social and emotional needs, and dramatically change assessment. On testing: We must assess competency, critical thinking, and even compassion, not just an ability to pick the...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bridging the Divide, Education Policy & Practice

Guest Author

by Margie Glick, Manager of Partnerships and Programs, Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland A prevalent theme in Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond’s City Club speech, Redesigning Public Education Systems for Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) World was the disconnect between policymakers, researchers and practitioners within the field of education. Her nonprofit, the Learning Policy Institute specifically aims to bridge...

Monday, January 28, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JANUARY 28, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

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.) Alabama appeals Confederate monument...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JANUARY 22, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

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.) Supreme Court refuses to...

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