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Community Forum on Education offers input to State of Ohio Educational Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      At a May 22nd Community Forum on Education held at Max Hayes High School, over thirty educators, parents and community members from throughout Greater Cleveland had an opportunity to offer their input on the State of Ohio’s educational policy. The forum, hosted by Ohio State Board of Education … Continue reading

Hope for the future

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, June 2017)      Hope is defined as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” On Cleveland’s west side, there is a place that provides hope to teenage youth; this place is called Esperanza; Spanish for Hope. Esperanza provides education, support and scholarships to Northeast … 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

Seeds of Literacy receives grant from Dollar General to support adult literacy

(Plain Press, June 2017)      In May of this year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Seeds of Literacy a $12,000 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. “We are … Continue reading

PNC Bank and DonorsChoose.org team up to provide supplies to pre-K and Head Start classrooms

(Plain Press, May 2017)       PNC bank and DonorsChoose.org are joining forces in a new $5 million two-year initiative to assure teachers in pre-Kindergarten and Head Start classrooms have the supplies and tools they need to enhance the educational experience of their students. Paul Clark, regional president of PNC’s Cleveland market, announced the initiative to … Continue reading

Mi Casita Early Learning Center

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

NOBLE urges citizens to contact legislators about concerns in upcoming state budget

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE), a community based coalition working to make the community’s voice heard in the State of Ohio’s legislative process, is currently mobilizing residents to lobby the State Legislature concerning the next two-year state budget. On March 29th, local members of NOBLE boarded a bus … 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