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Beyond Outlets’ Love Yourself Program


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

Ohio State Bar Association explains Ohio’s Standards for Gifted Student Education

(Plain Press, January 2018)   According to Ohio’s Gifted Operating Standards, a “gifted” student will perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels when compared to peers of the same-age, experience or environment. As of July 1, 2017, the operating standards have changed and can be found at Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15. The new … Continue reading

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

Urban Community School and Urban Squash Cleveland to build new Youth Development Center on Lorain Avenue

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Urban Community School and Urban Squash Cleveland broke ground in late October for Urban Squash Cleveland’s Youth Development Center. Urban Community School President Tom Gill says the new 10,000 square foot building will be on Lorain Avenue at W. 47th Street. Gill says the brick on the new building will … Continue reading

Lincoln West High School Food Pantry

Invest in Children expands Universal Pre-Kindergarten program

(Plain Press, October 2017) The number of newly available high quality pre-kindergarten education slots available in Invest in Children’s Universal Pre-K (UPK) program more than doubled this year with the addition of 2,600 new slots. At a September 12 press conference at Horizon Education Centers- Market Square Pre-Kindergarten Site, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish touted … Continue reading

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