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Organizations work to address the digital divide

Organizations work to address the digital divide (Plain Press, June 2020)   The arrival of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County brought to the forefront the necessity to address the digital divide. A number of community leaders and advocates for social change have come forward, urging action to address this serious issue. Schools and health care … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District sites offer carryout meals for Cleveland children

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District sites offer carryout meals for Cleveland children The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) website at clevelandmetroschools.org has the following message: “As part of efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the closure of all Ohio schools for a three-week period, starting March 17. During … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools (Plain Press, April 2020)          At the February 25th 2020 Cleveland Board of Education business meeting, it was business as usual, there was no indication that in only a few short weeks Governor Mike DeWine would … Continue reading

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president (Plain Press, April 2020)   Cleveland Teachers Union members elected Shari Obrenski as their new president on March 13, 2020. Seventeen other officers won seats on the 24-member Executive Board in the week-long biennial election.    President Obrenski is only the second woman to hold the position of president … Continue reading

Ohio Board of Education presents awards to Clark and Dunbar schools

Ohio Board of Education presents awards to Clark and Dunbar schools (Plain Press, April 2020) CMSD NEWS BUREAU: The Ohio Board of Education has presented Clark PreK-8 School with two awards – one for earning an overall grade of A on its most recent state report card and another for showing significant achievement while educating … Continue reading

March 2020 Community Board

March 2020 Community Board The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS/MUSIC/THEATRE RACIAL EQUITY & INCLUSION FILM SERIES AT CAPITOL THEATRE: Series begins with Queen … Continue reading

Community learns of academic programs planned for two schools at new west side high school building

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, December 5, 2019, meeting about the new west side high school at Garrett Morgan High School, 4016 Woodbine Avenue: Anshawn Ivery, who will serve as principal at one of two high schools located in the new school building at 4600 Detroit Avenue, gives an overview of the liberal arts curriculum … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs coming to Gallagher and Lincoln West

PHOTO BY LIAM KYLE Boys and Girls Club at Walton School, 3409 Walton Avenue: Children engage in an art project at the Walton Boys and Girls Club. The club will be relocating to Joseph Gallagher Elementary School at W. 65th and Franklin Boulevard in January of 2020.   Boys & Girls Clubs coming to Gallagher … Continue reading

Max Hayes Food Drive collects donations for St. Augustine Hunger Center

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, November 26, 2019; St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street: Max Hayes student Christian Harris unloads a box of donated food from the truck. Students and staff from Max Hayes High School brought donations to the St. Augustine Hunger Center from their school’s food drive. Max Hayes High School’s food … Continue reading

Lively School Board meeting addresses school building plan and other matters

Lively School Board meeting addresses school building plan and other matters by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2019) The November 19th Meeting of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held at East Tech High School included a protest by CMSD security personnel, testimonies about schools slated for closing or getting a reprieve … Continue reading

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