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Ohio Former Governor Ted Strickland, Donna Brazile to Lead New 527, Democrats for Public Education

On Friday, Politico reported the news: Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Donna Brazile have … agreed to act as co-chairs … We intend to begin a national campaign aimed at united Democrats and showing broad support for the core principles outlined in the statement. At the AFT convention [today] in Los Angeles, president Randi Weingarten…

President of Ohio’s Board of Education, Debe Terhar, still hasn’t spoken to Ohioans about her H-bomb

Thought for the weekend: Maybe we’re hearing people drop literary equivalents of bombs – shiny distracting explosive objects – in the midst of debates about complicated issues precisely because the issues are so complicated. And isn’t it easier to follow the shiny object and debate that? But if anything, we should note those explosions as…

How do we fix kids? How do we fix us?

WARNING: Expletives used. Here in Northeast Ohio, Monday morning shattered when news of a high school junior shooting several of his schoolmates started streaming into my inbox via news alerts. At 8:18 a.m., I read: Breaking News: Report: Geauga County Sheriff’s Department and OSHP heading to Chardon High School (the original item isn’t even there…

This Thursday: Local Government Collaboration: Are We There Yet???

The last several months have been extraordinarily busy ones for me as I find and hit a groove with my work at The Civic Commons on behalf of the EfficientGovNetwork.  You can check out what Jill built, with some very excellent assistance from the Civic Commons team, here and can join us in person to…