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Universities, Education, and Free Expression
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Universities, Education, and Free Expression

Over the last several years, the debate over free speech on college and university campuses has become the dominant issue facing higher education. Reports of the implementation of university speech codes and trigger warning policies, commencement speaker "dis-invitations," and protests,...

Disruption & Opportunity: Liberal Arts Colleges in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education
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Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Disruption & Opportunity: Liberal Arts Colleges in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education

Over the last several years, we've witnessed a gradual erosion in the support for higher education. Increased costs, ballooning student loan debt, and lagging starting salaries for many graduates has caused young Americans and their families to consider other alternatives...

But What About the Children? Why Revitalizing Cities Starts with Our Children and Youth
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

But What About the Children? Why Revitalizing Cities Starts with Our Children and Youth

When asked what contributes to the success of a city, many will point to sustainable economic development, strong local government, multi-modal transportation options, investment in technology, and quality public education. Of those, nothing sparks more debate than how to improve...

2018 State of the Schools
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of the Schools

In November 2016, residents of the city of Cleveland voted overwhelmingly to renew the 15-mill levy that funded The Cleveland Plan. The last seven State of the Schools addresses have focused on the progress the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD)...

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students
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Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students

There are many hurdles to obtaining a college degree - and some occur before a student even steps foot on campus. Between the applications, visits, tests and tutors, applying to college can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. If the...

After the Bell: The Power of After School and Summer Programs
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Friday, May 11, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

After the Bell: The Power of After School and Summer Programs

The time children and adolescents spend outside the classroom can be just as important to their overall academic, emotional, and psychosocial development as time spent inside the classroom. Out-of-school time (OST) is an emerging field in education that encompasses the...

High School Debate Championship
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Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

High School Debate Championship

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School...

The Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt
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Friday, March 09, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt

In an era of rising tuition and student debt, many are beginning to question the value of college. While estimates indicate that the median gap in annual earnings between a high school and college graduate is $19,550, the Class of...

Behind the Degree: The High Cost of Higher Education
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Thursday, March 08, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Degree: The High Cost of Higher Education

It can be argued that higher education is in a state of transition. Facing increased costs, decreased state funding, and changing student demographics, colleges and universities have increased tuition and fees for the last several years - and faced public...

CANCELED: The Three B's: The Effect of Implicit Bias on Preschool Expulsion
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Friday, March 02, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

CANCELED: The Three B's: The Effect of Implicit Bias on Preschool Expulsion

In 2005, Yale researchers, led by Dr. Walter S. Gilliam, discovered that preschoolers were expelled at rates three times higher than their K-12 counterparts. In addition to being more likely to be expelled, expulsion rates mirrors that of incarceration in...

Reinventing America's Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System
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Friday, February 09, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Reinventing America's Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System

When The Cleveland Plan was implemented in 2012, it brought various education changes, including an increased relationship between the charter school and public school systems. The Cleveland Plan wanted to emphasize excellence in education, regardless of the type of school....

Letters to a Young Education Reformer
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Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Letters to a Young Education Reformer

Dr. Frederick M. Hess is not your average high school teacher. For the two years he taught 9th and 10th grade in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he grew frustrated that the education system made it hard for teachers and kids to...

The Future of Public Higher Education in Ohio
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Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Future of Public Higher Education in Ohio

Public higher education institutions across the country are experiencing decreased budgets. Compared to levels prior to the recession, state support for public two and four year colleges has dropped by nearly $10 billion. In Ohio, state funding for higher education...

Youth Forum: Beyond Banned Books: Censorship in Education
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: Beyond Banned Books: Censorship in Education

Censorship and restrictions placed on school curriculum are nothing new. Early in October, the public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi continued the long enduring tradition of banning To Kill a Mockingbird from being taught in their public schools. In 1925,...

Powerful Partnerships: Educational Success through Family Engagement
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Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Powerful Partnerships: Educational Success through Family Engagement

Karen L. Mapp, senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and faculty director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program, visits the City Club to discuss her 20 year focus on educational partnerships between families,...

Why Wait? Early College: National and Local
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Why Wait? Early College: National and Local

In 2001, Bard College established one of the nation’s first public early colleges in New York City and laid the groundwork for its national early college network, now including programs in Newark, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Cleveland. Based on knowledge...

Unequal Opportunity: Overcoming Educational Inequality
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Unequal Opportunity: Overcoming Educational Inequality

There is arguably no more significant topic in education than the role of educational inequality - the unequal distribution of academic resources including school funding, access to books and technology, and qualified and experienced teachers to communities that are historically...

2017 State of the Schools
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

2017 State of the Schools

In November 2016, the city of Cleveland voted overwhelmingly to renew the 15-mill levy that funded the first four years of The Cleveland Plan. The last five State of the Schools addresses have focused on the progress the Cleveland Metropolitan...

Dinner + Dialogue: Innovation in Urban Education
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: Innovation in Urban Education

The future of urban public education is the subject of much debate at the federal, state, and local levels. As the economic divide between the rich and poor continues to deepen, the ability to guarantee quality education of many low-income...

Remarks from Paolo DeMaria
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Friday, July 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from Paolo DeMaria

Paolo DeMaria's 30-year career has focused on school finance and promoting higher student achievement, college readiness and completion, and school choice for families. He was unanimously chosen as Superintendent in 2016. Prior to his role as Superintendent of Schools, he served...

Lessons Learned in the Fight for Educational Equity
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Friday, June 02, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned in the Fight for Educational Equity

Today in America, and here in Northeast Ohio, the circumstances of your birth too often predict the opportunities you have in life. Children growing up in low-income neighborhoods

Elementary Youth Forum: Be An Upstander - Why Our Choices Matter
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Monday, May 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Elementary Youth Forum: Be An Upstander - Why Our Choices Matter

An upstander: a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied. In each choice we make, we decide the question of how we want...

Bridging the Divide: Women, Innovation, and STEM
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Friday, April 21, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Bridging the Divide: Women, Innovation, and STEM

The movie Hidden Figures, released in December 2016, tells the story of the African-American women who played a crucial, but often overlooked, role in the space race and John Glenn's successful orbital mission in 1962. Their success does not tell...

High School Debate Championship
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Friday, March 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

High School Debate Championship

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School...

City Club of the Mahoning Valley CCMV: The Future of Public Education in Ohio’s Cities
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Monday, March 06, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

City Club of the Mahoning Valley CCMV: The Future of Public Education in Ohio’s Cities

City Club of the Mahoning Valley: “The Future of Public Education in Ohio’s Cities.”

Leading from the Middle
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Friday, February 03, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Leading from the Middle

Should schools lead change from the bottom up? Or should governments lead change from the top down? Or could there be a third way? Leading from the middle, an idea advocated by Andrew Hargreaves, Ph.D., builds the professional capital among teachers...

The Making of Meaningful Voice
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Friday, November 04, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

The Making of Meaningful Voice

Kent State University (KSU) is in the unique position of being both a top employer in the region and a leading institution of higher education. With nearly 6,800 employees, it's the number one producer of college graduates in Northeast Ohio...

Schooled: Mark Zuckerberg's $100 Million Bid to Transform Public Education in Newark, NJ
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Schooled: Mark Zuckerberg's $100 Million Bid to Transform Public Education in Newark, NJ

In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, together with then New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie, announced a $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Public School District, the largest and one of the lowest-performing districts in the...

State of the Schools 2016
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

State of the Schools 2016

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has started a process to seek a four-year renewal of the 15-mill levy that funded the first five years of The Cleveland Plan. The last four State of the Schools addresses have focused on...

Who Uses an EdChoice Scholarship and Who Benefits?
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Thursday, July 07, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Who Uses an EdChoice Scholarship and Who Benefits?

In 1996, Ohio piloted its first school voucher program in Cleveland. Today, Ohio's statewide Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program, created in 2005, provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. It's one of five voucher...

Literacy CLE Powered by PechaKucha: Helping to Improve Awareness and Literacy Education in Northeast Ohio
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Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Literacy CLE Powered by PechaKucha: Helping to Improve Awareness and Literacy Education in Northeast Ohio

In Cuyahoga County, 435,000 residents (nearly one out of two) read at or below a 7th grade level. To visualize that number of people, imagine filling every seat at FirstEnergy Stadium, Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, the Wolstein Center, Public...

Elementary Youth Forum: Miracle Grow for Life
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Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Elementary Youth Forum: Miracle Grow for Life

What’s a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset? In a fixed mindset people believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits that do not change. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities...

Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits
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Friday, April 01, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits

In a radically unequal United States, schools are often key sites in which injustice grows. Making the Unequal Metropolis presents a broad, detailed argument about the inextricable interrelatedness of school policies and the persistence of metropolitan-scale inequality. While many accounts...

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Friday, March 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

High School Debate Championship

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School...

Lessons from Tulsa, OK: Preschool as a Step Towards Life-Long Success
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Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Lessons from Tulsa, OK: Preschool as a Step Towards Life-Long Success

High-quality preschool gained momentum during the last decade as one of the most important education reforms to bolster school outcomes and life-long success. Breakthrough research from communities across the county have spurred investments at the federal and local level, including...

21st Century Ohio State: Re-envisioning Our Land-Grant Mission
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Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

21st Century Ohio State: Re-envisioning Our Land-Grant Mission

Michael V. Drake, M.D., the 15th president of The Ohio State University, shares his vision for one of the world’s most dynamic public research universities, including a commitment to affordable excellence, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion. Since assuming the reins...

Say Yes to Education: Bringing Communities Together
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Say Yes to Education: Bringing Communities Together

Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey is President of Say Yes to Education. Say Yes is a national nonprofit that galvanizes communities by partnering with them to help give every public high school graduate access to a college or other post-secondary scholarship. Say...

Opportunity for All: Collective Action for Collective Excellence
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Friday, November 06, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Opportunity for All: Collective Action for Collective Excellence

Education is repeatedly noted as one of the topics citizens care most about, especially in election cycles. Teachers and teacher unions have surfaced as a topic in the Republican presidential candidate debates, and Ohio schools have been front-page news recently. At...

Promise Scholarships: Transforming the Lives of Children and Revitalizing Cities
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Thursday, November 05, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Promise Scholarships: Transforming the Lives of Children and Revitalizing Cities

The City of Cleveland is undergoing an exciting renaissance building promise for its future. The Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools is making change. More students are in high quality schools and the high school graduation rate has risen 12 percent...

Between the World and Me
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Monday, November 02, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates is arguably one of the premier writers of his generation. A correspondent for The Atlantic best known for his ground-breaking essay The Case for Reparations, Coates has an uncanny ability to leave readers haunted by his insights and...

The Power of Second Language Learning
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Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

The Power of Second Language Learning

There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages.Children who are exposed to multiple languages at an early age are able to activate certain networks within the brain that enhance cognitive function. Studies have shown...

Youth Forum: College Admissions
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Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: College Admissions

How do you know where to apply to college? When to visit? Who to talk to? College admissions have dramatically changed in the past generation - over a quarter of students now apply to seven schools or more, and by...

Will College Pay Off?
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Friday, October 23, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Will College Pay Off?

Today college is seen as crucial for career success and prosperity. And yet only 40 percent of full-time students earn a degree within four years, and 30 million - and perhaps as many as 35 million - do not finish...

Integrating our Education System, Employers, and Job Creators
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Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Integrating our Education System, Employers, and Job Creators

The economy and education have long been topics of concern to Americans. In 2014, Gallup polled nearly one million Americans for a study on the linkages between education and long-term success. Their results showed that student engagement is on the...

The State of the Schools
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Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

The State of the Schools

At the 2014 State of the Schools address last fall, Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric S. Gordon called 2013-14 the “year of disruption that yielded tangible results.” Mr. Gordon was appointed CEO in 2011. In May, 2015, the Board...

Three Ideas that Will Transform our Future Workforce
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Friday, June 26, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Three Ideas that Will Transform our Future Workforce

You don't have to be in education or work for an economic development agency to have a role to play in the growth of the workforce in any community. In fact, according to Kirsten Ellenbogen, Ph.D., if we relied only...

The Future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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Tuesday, June 02, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

The Future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically black colleges and universities—known as HBCUs—have been part of American higher education for more than 150 years. With the recent acceptance of Simmons College of Kentucky, there are now 107 HBCUs in the United States. These schools have an...

Engage!@TheCityClub: Finding Your Passion
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Engage!@TheCityClub: Finding Your Passion

Join civic-minded young professionals for a beer and conversation with Stewart Kohl, Co-CEO at The Riverside Company and a member of the Board of Trustees at Cleveland Clinic. You'll hear how to find your passion when you want to give...

More Than Harvard: Building a Great Public University in Northeast Ohio
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Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

More Than Harvard: Building a Great Public University in Northeast Ohio

Elite universities and colleges are great for a region’s ego, but they cannot meet the needs of regional economies. To compete in the 21st century, Northeast Ohio needs a well-educated general workforce, research that supports local industries and businesses, and...

Youth Forum: The Power of Innovation II
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Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: The Power of Innovation II

Students from Northeast Ohio are invited to hear a panel discussion on entrepreneurship. This program is free for students. Tickets are $20 for City Club members and $35 for nonmembers.

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