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New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders

New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders by Brittney Madison (Plain Press, August 2019)On Wednesday, July 17, Governor DeWine, after approval from both chambers, signed House Bill 166, the $69 billion, two-year budget. Included in the budget were tax cuts and increased spending on children’s services, education, and public health programs. … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District students head back to school

Cleveland Metropolitan School District students head back to school (Plain Press, August 2019)           Most Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students will start back to school on Monday, August 12th, according to information supplied by the CMSD e-Communicator.The first day of kindergarten will be Friday, August 16thand the first day of preschool will be Tuesday, August … Continue reading

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TWDC responds to CMSD decision to close Tremont Montessori

TWDC responds to CMSD decision to close Tremont Montessori An open letter to Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon: (Plain Press, June 2019)   The Friends of Tremont Montessori, Tremont West Development Corporation and the Tremont community have fought to save Tremont Montessori as a neighborhood asset numerous times. In 2010, Friends of Tremont … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reveals long-term planning recommendations for K-8 schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reveals long-term planning recommendations for K-8 schools by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 15that Max Hayes High School, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon shared his administration’s recommendations for the future of Kindergarten to grade eight programs and school buildings. The meeting was one … Continue reading

Art House displays work of area students at Urban Bright exhibition

Art House displays work of area students at Urban Bright exhibition (Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 3rd, Art House hosted a public exhibition of the artistic accomplishments of students who participated in the Art House Urban Bright Arts-in-Education programs during the 2018-2019 school year. Area residents and Art House supporters filled Art House at 3119 … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway by Chuck Hoven    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of public meetings in April as part of its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning. Residents and stakeholders were also invited to provide feedback online at QualitySchoolsforCLEkids.org.     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice offers Pregnancy Care and Pregnancy Centering programs

Jan Resseger’s blog offers analysis of educational legislation and policy developments

Jan Resseger’s blog offers analysis of educational legislation and policy developments (Plain Press, April 2019)    For those interested in working on improving public education in Ohio, Jan Resseger’s blog at janresseger.wordpress.com is a valuable resource. Resseger is a retired staff member of the United Church of Christ where she once in charge of advocacy … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District seeks public engagement in new data driven facility planning process

Cleveland Metropolitan School District seeks public engagement in new data driven facility planning process (Plain Press, April 2019)  Cleveland Metropolitan School District will be hosting a series of public meetings in April in hopes of getting public input on the latest revision of its Master Facilities Plan. At the March 19thCleveland Board of Education Meeting, … Continue reading

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