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School to Apprenticeship Program offers Max Hayes students a path to become Union Journeymen Sheet Metal Workers

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District CMSD) signed an agreement with the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 33 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) that will allow students in the Construction Program at Max Hayes High School a direct path into the Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship … Continue reading

Cannon-LoPresti & Catavolos Funeral Home Christmas Party

Teachers under stress in Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Investment Schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2017)        At the November 21st meeting of the Cleveland Board of Education, educational advocate Don Freeman, for the third month in a row, brought up the issue of the stress that the teaching staffs at Cleveland’s twenty-three investment schools are experiencing. Freeman emphatically said, “Professionals, by that I … Continue reading

Advocacy effort calls for restoring lost $1 million to Cleveland Schools’ Comprehensive Extracurricular Activities Program

sby Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2017)      On June 28, 1995, the Cleveland City Council passed legislation which increased parking, admissions and motor vehicle leasing taxes. The legislation allowed the money to be used for extracurricular activities for the Cleveland Schools, repairs for the football stadium and the general fund of the City of … Continue reading

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Executive Director Katie Kelly offers update on Pre4CLE program

by M.  Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, September 2017)       “Our vision is that every child in Cleveland will start kindergarten ready to succeed, “says the Pre4CLE  website. Pre4CLE is a program to ensure all 3-and 4- year old children in Cleveland have access to a high-quality preschool.  I spoke with Katie Kelly, Executive Director of PRE4CLE. … Continue reading

True2U mentoring program seeks tutors

(Plain Press, September 2017)     The True2U mentoring program is seeking tutors to work with CMSD eighth-graders. Mentors meet monthly with the students to help them envision their future and work on skills needed to make that future a reality. Emphasis is placed on career and college readiness. Mentors work in teams of three with about … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council should reject giveaway of $121 million in future school taxes

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2017)   For at least a decade, the City of Cleveland has had a policy of not giving away the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s portion of the property tax when giving a commercial tax abatement or providing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for a development project. Cleveland City Council should stick … Continue reading

Transformation Alliance 2017 School Quality Guide provides a means to compare schools in Cleveland

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2017)     The Cleveland Transformation Alliance 2017 School Quality Guide is out and available in public libraries and other locations throughout the city of Cleveland. Digital copies of the guide can be downloaded at the Transformation Alliance website at: http://www.clevelandta.org. This year’s guide has some new features. It compares and … Continue reading

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