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October 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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Teachers unions urged to present an alternative vision for educational reform

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2014) Sociologist, author and public education advocate Pedro Noguera spoke to a group of community activists and educators at Cleveland State University on January 23rd calling for teachers unions to step up and articulate a vision for educational reform. Noguera says he has been troubled over the past few … Continue reading

CMSD agreement for construction of Max S. Hayes High School could be example for country

(Plain Press, February 2014) The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD’s) efforts to make sure recent graduates, Cleveland residents and minority and female workers help build the new Max S. Hayes High School will be featured in a video at a national labor conference in March. The District and the construction manager, Higley Bowen Construction Partners, … Continue reading

Near West Side Community Council members step up to the plate to get involved with investment schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2014) Members of the Near West Side Community Council (NWSCC) have stepped up to the plate to get involved in working to assure that the effort to improve the academic performance of students in Near West Side investment schools proves to be a success. NWSCC member Esperanza, led by … Continue reading

Property tax exempt hospitals urged to “chip in” to support Cleveland Schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2014) As part of a National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education, the Cleveland Teachers Union joined with Common Good Ohio to host a meeting on December 9th in downtown Cleveland to call for the creation of a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program … Continue reading

New schools open and CMSD heightens efforts to attract and maintain student population

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, December 4, 2013; Almira K-8 Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 3375 W. 99th Street: Almira Principal LaVerne Hooks gives an award to retiring Ward 16 Councilman Jay Westbrook for his many years of service to the school and the community.  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, December 4, 2013; Almira K-8 Academy … Continue reading

Lincoln West students shine in the city of Brotherly Love

Lincoln West students shine in the city of Brotherly Love (Plain Press, January 2014) In November of 2013, two Lincoln-West High School students, Kamelia Premsook and Amber Douglas, made presentations at the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) in Philadelphia, PA. During the Poster Presentation segment of the three-day regional meeting, Amber Douglas, a Lincoln West … Continue reading

Hispanic Symposium seeks to empower youth to change their lives

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2013) The Third Annual Hispanic Symposium held at Thomas Jefferson International Academy on November 6th focused on challenges young people have to overcome during their educational experience as students from a diverse background. At the evening session at Thomas Jefferson featured a three member panel Cleveland School Board Member … Continue reading

School district seeks input to revise Facilities Master Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2013) The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is hosting meetings to seek comments from residents about updating its Facilities Master Plan.  A November 12, 2013 report by the Bond Accountability Commission says when the facilities plan began in 2002, “the district had 72,000 students and the plan called for replacement … Continue reading

Education advocate urges a change in national and state educational policy

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2013)  At the January meeting of the Cleveland Education Committee, Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness for the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries, spoke of the folly of a national educational policy geared toward test based accountability without demanding investments to provide quality education … Continue reading