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Understanding Changes to Ohio School Report Cards

Public schools in Cleveland have worked hard to overcome the stigma of a “failing grade” from the state’s annual school report card rating system. By assigning schools and districts a letter grade of A-F, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) tried to give parents and caregivers information about the quality of their child’s school. Unfortunately, […]

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The Exchange Zone: Cleveland Reflects on the Leadership of Schools CEO Eric Gordon

Image credit CMSD News Bureau During a City Club Cleveland lunchtime gathering in the Renaissance Hotel’s grand ballroom on Wednesday, September 21, many of Cleveland’s most influential civic and educational leaders reached for their nicely pressed napkins, dabbing away tears as long-time Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon delivered his final State of the […]

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Working with a School Quality Navigator: Parents Lead the Way

Alicia Ballard knows her priorities for her son’s education, so she did her homework before contacting Cleveland Transformation Alliance. After receiving a printed copy of the Cleveland School Quality Guide at a community event, Alicia marked the pages of schools she wanted to learn more about and then used a QR code to visit the […]

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Updates from the Board + A New Website for CTA

On Monday, June 13, 2022, Mayor Justin Bibb chaired his third Cleveland Transformation Alliance board meeting since taking office earlier this year. These meetings are always open to the public and family/community members are encouraged to attend. Click here for the full calendar of upcoming board meetings and events.  Reflecting on a Difficult Year for […]

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Cleveland’s I ❤️ My School Contest Prizes Awarded

In February, the Cleveland Transformation Alliance launched a video contest for high school students in Cleveland’s public high schools. Students attending any Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), or charter high school were eligible to submit a video explaining why they loved their school. “We felt that we needed to take a moment to lift the […]

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Cleveland Is Creative When It Comes to Celebrating Teachers!

At Cleveland Transformation Alliance, we know that high-quality schools for every child starts with dedicated teachers and staff who play many roles in their students’ lives.  After two+ years of pandemic learning, we are more grateful than ever for Cleveland teachers who go above and beyond to build connections and inspire curiosity in their students.  […]

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Education Legislation: Bills We Are Following

While the board and staff of Cleveland Transformation Alliance have not established official policy stances on the issues outlined below, we are deeply committed to equity in education as it relates to Cleveland public schools and the families we serve. The following legislation have been introduced by the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio […]

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Tips for Choosing a Cleveland Public School for Kindergarten

Most Cleveland public schools serve kindergarten through 8th grade students, so making a decision about where your child starts school can set them up for success now and in the future. Finding a school that meets all of your student and family needs (or at least most of them) can prevent you from having to […]

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March into Kindergarten, Cleveland

Now is the time of year when Northeast Ohio families look hopefully toward spring when the young people in their lives can get back outside for sunshine and outdoor, active play. It’s also the time of year when parents and families of children who plan to attend Kindergarten during the 2022-23 school year can begin […]

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Hey Cleveland, Show Your High School Some Love!

Maybe it’s the security guard who smiles as you walk in the door or the kind words of a teacher helping with a tough assignment. Perhaps it’s a coach’s high-five in the hallway, the energy of live music during a concert, or the cheers of a crowd during sporting events — if Covid-19 has taught […]