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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 Advocacy

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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Family Resources

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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Family Resources

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 […]

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Khadijah Fair: A Champion of Cleveland Public Schools

As a Cleveland Metropolitan Schools (CMSD) graduate, the mother of a current CMSD student and a longtime Student and Family Recruiter for the CMSD portfolio of schools, some might consider Khadijah Fair an expert in Cleveland public schools. In fact, you might even call her a “cheerleader” for Cleveland’s public schools. Fair spent four years […]

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News/Job Openings

Hiring: Neighborhood-Based School Quality Navigator

Cleveland Transformation Alliance seeks an energetic and reliable Neighborhood-Based School Quality Navigator to join our team.  Part-time: Up to 20 hours per week Salary: $15 to $20 per hour, commensurate with experience Grant funded through 10/31/2022 with the possibility of extention Flexible Remote and In-Office Work Reports to: Family Engagement Manager See the full job […]

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State of Schools & School Report Cards

Illustration courtesy of Jo Byrne Last month, Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) inspired a sold out, fully-masked crowd of students, City Club guests, community members and educators with a bold and CMSD State of the Schools address. We highly recommend watching or listening to Gordon’s vision for a more fair, just and […]

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Mary Halm, Public Service Fellow, Says Health and Education Go Hand in Hand

Growing up in Cleveland, OH, Mary Halm benefited from parent-led school choice during her early years at Old Brooklyn Community School. But when it came to highschool she was encouraged to explore options based on her interests and learning style. She knew, even then, that all of her friends didn’t have the same options. One […]