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Cleveland Board of Education celebrates Say Yes to Education, and hears concerns of citizens

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2019)          At the Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education meeting on January 22, 2019 at George Washington Carter School, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon noted that January was School Board Recognition month and thanked the Board for their dedication and hard work. Monyka … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon shares Say Yes to Education details

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2019)          The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is making a major effort to get the word out about the scholarships and social services that will be available to Cleveland students as a result of Cleveland becoming the fourth city in the nation to partner with the Say Yes … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Safe Network plans for lead safe ballot initiative

by Bruce Checefsky (January 2019, Plain Press)           Community activist Tazz Mays is impassioned about lead safe legislation. As a volunteer for the Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a small organization seeking to pass lead safe legislation in Cleveland, he’s committed to getting enough petition signatures to place legislation on the ballot in the November 2019 election. … Continue reading

St. Ignatius High School to create Welsh Academy Middle School

Neighborhood Family Practice’s Kids Cooking Class

Bond Accountability Commission examines CMSD’s construction workforce inclusion program

by Chuck Hoven (December 2018, Plain Press)        At its November meeting, the Bond Accountability Commission examined how the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was monitoring its workforce inclusion program and what resources are available to train Clevelanders interested in working in the construction trades. The Bond Accountability Commission (BAC), charged to be a watchdog on behalf … Continue reading

Local team plans to compete in international adult literacy competition

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)       A representative of an international organization came to Cleveland in September hoping to work with Cleveland organizations with adult literacy programs to show them how their efforts to reach adult learners can be vastly increased. The organization, XPRIZE, which designs and operates world changing incentive competitions, hopes to be … Continue reading

Orchard School hosts Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held a meeting at Orchard School on Bailey Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood on October 23. Orchard Principal Kathryn Francis and CMSD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon noted, to those present, that Orchard had become an Apple Distinguished … Continue reading

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Bond Accountability Commission shares thoughts on its role in school construction monitoring efforts

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2018)           Bond Accountability Commission Executive Director Elise Hara Auvil explained to those in attendance at the Commission’s September meeting at Tremont Montessori School what she saw as the role of the organization she heads. Director Hara Auvil said the goal of the Bond Accountability Commission is to oversee spending of … Continue reading

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