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Frederick Hess Discusses Future of Public Education

Talk cosponsored by Union Club and GCSSA

Frederick Hess is a leading education reform scholar who has been at the forefront of national efforts to improve the quality, accountability and outcomes of public education. He will discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing schools across the U.S. and how government, business and the community can come together to enhance educational opportunity for all at a public lecture at the Union Club of Cleveland on January 19. The event is cosponsored by Cleveland State University’s Center for Educational Leadership and the Greater Cleveland School Superintendents’ Association.

“Improving the quality of public education is a key challenge of our time,” notes Deborah Morin, director of the Center for Educational Leadership at CSU. “It is our hope that this public dialogue will further the ongoing efforts of leaders across Northeast Ohio to initiate productive reforms that can enhance educational attainment and promote future community development and economic growth.”

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Union Club, 1211 Euclid Avenue, and the cost is $20 per person. To register, visit

Frederick Hess is a resident scholar and the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of the Education Week blog “Rick Hess Straight Up” and the executive editor of Education Next. His books include Letters to a Young Education Reformer, The Cage-Busting Teacher and Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age.

The Center for Educational Leadership was established in 2008 by CSU’s College of Education & Human Services to improve leadership capacity across Northeast Ohio and beyond. The Center manages numerous degree, school licensure and professional development programs that move talented individuals along their leadership pathways, from teacher to principal to superintendent. Learn more at