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EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide

EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide (Plain Press, October 2020) Cleveland’s digital divide has emerged as a central issue for Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ). Compelled by its mission to improve the lives of young people, EYEJ is actively engaged in an effort to fully understand and support real solutions to the widespread … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs opening sites on Cleveland’s West Side

Boys & Girls Clubs opening sites on Cleveland’s West Side (Plain Press, October 2020)           Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio (BGCNEO) is opening two new ClubSmart Learning Centers – places where kids doing digital schoolwork can get in-person help — on Cleveland’s West Side.             A ClubSmart Learning Center will open Monday, Sept. 28 at The … Continue reading

Lunch distribution, Louisa May Alcott School

During the first quarter of the school year, the CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT(CMSD) is providing grab and go meals to Cleveland children ages 18 or younger. Option One: Grab and Go meals at all K-8 school sites on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Tuesdays meals may be picked up for Tuesday … Continue reading

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Garrett Morgan High School Building

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, September 2, 2020; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Garrett Morgan High School Building, 4600 Detroit Avenue: When Garrett Morgan students finally are able to go back to school, this new building awaits. The building will house two schools: the Garrett Morgan School of Leadership and Innovation led by Principal Anshawn … Continue reading

Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) works to close the digital divide

Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) works to close the digital divide by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, September 2020)       The EYEJ (Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice) is hard at work trying to close the digital divide in Cleveland. Founded in 2013, the organization works to give voice to the youth and promote change for the greater good … Continue reading

Local agencies hope to aid working parents by providing safe spaces for students during virtual school hours

Local agencies hope to aid working parents by providing safe spaces for students during virtual school hours This story is provided by ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, September 2020)       For some parents of school-age children, the decision … Continue reading

Resources available for determining educational options for area students

Resources available for determining educational options for area students (Plain Press, September 2020)       There are a number of resources for parents and students interested in finding out how local schools are approaching this upcoming school year. While the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has announced its first quarter (9 weeks) will happen remotely with online education, … Continue reading

Cleveland School Board members support remote learning option for first quarter of school year

Cleveland School Board members support remote learning option for first quarter of school year by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2020)            All the Cleveland Board of Education members weighing in at the July 21st Board of Education meeting spoke in favor of students staying at home and engaging in remote learning for the first … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council has a chance to do the right thing as it reviews tax abatement policy

Cleveland City Council has a chance to do the right thing as it reviews tax abatement policy by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2020)            Cleveland City Council announced in a July 23rd press release that it plans to hear a presentation from the Department of Community Development on a tax abatement study at its … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon calls for levy renewal and 5-mill increase

Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon calls for levy renewal and 5-mill increase Open letter to the editor: Dear Friends and Supporters of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD): (Plain Press, August 2020)            This evening (July 7, 2020), I made a recommendation to the Cleveland Board of Education that the Board consider asking the … Continue reading

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