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Transformation Alliance releases 2018 Cleveland Plan progress report

CLEVELAND, November 6, 2018—Today, the Cleveland Transformation Alliance released its 2018 report on the impact of Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools. Overall, the report shows the positive impact of the Cleveland Plan. “Our community is making progress,” says Piet van Lier, Transformation Alliance executive director. “It’s encouraging that a diverse group of stakeholders is still […]

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Transformation Alliance review of the Cleveland school district as a sponsor of charter schools

On October 29, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance voted to recommend to the Ohio Department of Education that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District continue to sponsor charter schools in Cleveland. Our role is described in Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools and codified in law through H.B. 525, passed by the […]

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Power of the Plan: Family influence helps Cleveland Children into Kindergarten

Story and photos by Justin Glanville      For kids starting kindergarten, readiness is key to future success The last time Dawn Syroney had a kid entering kindergarten, it was 21 years ago. Back then, she says, she didn’t think much about what skills or knowledge her son needed to start school. “I thought those […]

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Power of the Plan: For mother, a penchant for filing helps inform school choice

Zakiyah Munashe and her child Zyaire, an eight-year old attending Clark Elementary in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood in Cleveland. Story by Justin Glanville     Photos by Julie Van Wagenen This story is part of a series about how families chose their schools. Zakiyah Munashe is a collector. In a big filing cabinet at her house, she stashes […]

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New Transformation Alliance website helps Clevelanders to learn more, find the best school for their children  

CLEVELAND – July 16, 2018 – The Cleveland Transformation Alliance has launched its new interactive website, myCLEschool.org. The site allows families to view school data and information for all Cleveland’s public schools – both district and charter – and learn more about school quality. “Our new website is the only online source of objective information […]

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Charter Sponsor Review

Charter Sponsor Review for the 2019-2020 School Year This is an update to Ohio sponsors with information about the Cleveland Transformation Alliance’s sponsor review process and related criteria established under state law. Based on input from the sponsor community, the Transformation Alliance has revised the timeline for our review processes, and established a protocol that […]

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Transformation Alliance recommendation regarding S.M.A.R.T. Academy

On March 12, 2018, the Transformation Alliance Board of Directors approved a letter of concern to the Ohio Department of Education regarding the opening of S.M.A.R.T. Academy, a new charter school proposed to open in Cleveland for the 2018-19 school year. Transformation Alliance Letter regarding SMART Academy