Cleveland Connects: Say Yes To Education; Inamori Ethics Prize 2017

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Image: School bus in downtown Cleveland Henryk Sadura/
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Cleveland is competing to land the Say Yes to Education program for its school students.  The program aims to help students better prepare for post-high school education and includes an element of tuition assistance for each student to further their educational goals.  Securing the program will take the combined effort of Cleveland's civic and education leaders. We'll hear about the challenges ahead that the city may face.   The leaders shared their expertise in a Cleveland Connects forum. Cleveland Connects: Say Yes to Education is a project of Ideastream,, The Plain Dealer and sponsor, PNC Bank.  
Then, we'll from Marian Wright Edelman.  She's the founder of the Children's Defense Fund and this year's recipient for the 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize.

  • David Rust, Executive Director of Say Yes To Education in Buffalo
  • Eric Gordon, CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Monyka Price, Chief of Education, City of Cleveland   
  • Augie Napoli, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cleveland   
  • Sharon Sobol-Jordan, Chief of Staff, Cuyahoga County   
  • Kurt Karakul, President and Executive Director, Third Federal Foundation
  • Marian Wright Edelman, 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize Recipient; Founder, President Children's Defense Fund
  • Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief

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