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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

Plans unveiled for new high school building at former Max Hayes site on Detroit Avenue

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      At a May 24th community meeting, area residents and stakeholders received an update on the new west side high school planned for the former Max Hayes High School site on Detroit Avenue between W. 45th and & W. 49th streets. The meeting, held at St. Paul’s Community … Continue reading

West Side School Fair showcases offerings at area high schools

Two hundred people attended a West Side School Fair that showcased fifteen Cleveland high schools to families of sixth, seventh and eighth graders attending public, private and charter schools within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The Cleveland Transformation Alliance and Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation hosted the fair held on March 2nd at John Marshall High School. … Continue reading

Improvements planned at five older Cleveland school buildings

(Plain Press, April 2017)                CMSD NEWS BUREAU: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District will begin more than $23 million in improvements this year at five older school buildings, funding the projects with money from a bond issue approved by voters.   Improvements are in store for William Cullen Bryant School (3121 Oak Park) and Benjamin … Continue reading

New Crosswalk at W. 67th and Lorain

Lincoln West Basketball team wins three in a row

(Plain Press, February 2017) Lincoln West Boys Basketball team is on a three-game winning streak. It started with coming back from 25 points down at halftime vs Collinwood winning the game in overtime 85-84. The Lincoln West Wolverines then followed that up with a 61-43 win over West Side rival Rhodes. Then on January 28th, … Continue reading

Clark and Newton D. Baker schools honored for academic growth

(Plain Press, January 2017) CMSD NEWS BUREAU Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Clark School, at 5550 Clark Avenue, and the Newton D. Baker School of the Arts, at 3690 W. 159th Street, have received state awards for exceeding expectations in student academic growth. The State Board of Education presents the Momentum Awards annually to schools that … Continue reading