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Cleveland Neighborhood Progress awards community development grants

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Strategic Investment Initiative awards for the 2017-2020 funding cycle will go to twelve Community Development Corporations in the city. A total of $4.2 million was awarded in nine grants. Three of the grants involved collaborative efforts. On the West Side of Cleveland, three grants were awarded. Detroit … 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

Seniors at Riverview share life lessons with students in Arrupe afterschool program

by Chuck Hoven    (Plain Press, May 2016) Several times a year, seniors from the James Woods Center of the Rose Centers for Aging Well at Riverview Towers at 1795 W. 25th Street welcome visitors from the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership’s after school program at St. Ignatius High School, said Jerry Purcell Director of the Rose … Continue reading

MetroHealth opens Cleveland students’ eyes to health careers

(Plain Press, October 2015)  CMSD NEWS BUREAU New vistas opened on September 15th for some Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school students – all they had to do was cut through the MetroHealth System cafeteria, pass the cash registers and turn right. Nearly 50 ninth-graders from Lincoln-West and James F. Rhodes high schools gathered in a … Continue reading

Educators in Cleveland Teachers Union ask to be included in the planning process for Investment Schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2015) Members of the Cleveland Teachers Union came in mass to the Cleveland Board of Education’s April meeting to protest new corrective action plans the district seeks to impose on teachers at the district’s 23 investment schools. An overflow crowd packed the Cleveland Board of Education meeting on April … Continue reading

Issue 4: What does passage mean for neighborhood schools?

(Plain Press, November 2014) Issue 4 on the November 4th Ballot asks Cleveland voters to extend the bond issue originally passed by Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) voters in 2001. Since Issue 4 is a renewal, the district stresses it will not raise taxes. The CMSD notes that the bond issue will cost the owner … Continue reading

School Board passes draft of facilities plan extension

(Plain Press, July 2014) After a series of Facilities Plan Open Houses where residents and stakeholders were asked to rank various scenarios in their school’s cluster, the Cleveland School Board met for three hours, on Monday June 23rd, to discuss various options and vote to approve a draft of a facilities plan extension at its … Continue reading