Family Resources

Partners for Parents and Families: School Quality Navigators Return for Spring Registration

The onset of spring school decision making is one aspect of education that hasn’t changed during the pandemic. Now is the time of year when families and students are considering their options for next year, with open enrollment and/or the application process underway in most Cleveland district and charter schools. Students in pre-school may be staying in […]

CLE Plan Progress Reports


The Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools is Working

Since 2012, Cleveland Transformation Alliance’s annual Cleveland Plan Progress Report has served as a community benchmark, highlighting bold ideas and incremental progress toward Mayor Frank Jackson’s transformative vision for Cleveland public schools. In the eight years since its inception, the challenges affecting Cleveland’s education landscape have not changed — too many Cleveland families continue to […]


News/Job Openings

Now Hiring: 2021 School Quality Navigators

Supported by the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, school choice is an essential aspect of Mayor Frank Jackson’s Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools. Together with education leaders, community stakeholders and Cleveland families, our goal is to ensure every child attends a quality school, and every neighborhood has a multitude of great schools from which families can choose. […]


The Conversation Continues with Cleveland Parents and Families

Following their second Family Café event in mid-October, which was held virtually with local grassroots organizers Cleveland Parent Leadership Action Network (Cle-PLAN), the Cleveland Transformation Alliance team is doubling down on their efforts to listen, engage and shift programming based on open dialogue with the families they serve. “We’re listening to what families want,” said […]


Issue 68

Learn about the Cleveland Metropolitan School District levy on the November 3, 2020 ballot.  Funds from a successful ballot effort will also support partnering charter schools in Cleveland.

News/Power of the Plan


Family Listening Campaign: Support for Shifting the Education Conversation

Every time Audrey Altieri, a teacher turned education policy advocate, helps facilitate research, her favorite part is the post-implementation. She loves when the time comes to analyze the findings, make inferences, and deliver recommendations based on reliable data. The conclusion of the September 2020 Cleveland Transformation Alliance Family Listening Campaign, which Altieri co-facilitated with Notre […]


Partners in Education: School Quality Ambassador Training

MetroHealth. Centers for Families and Children. United Way of Greater Cleveland. Cleveland Public Library. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Esperenza, Inc. Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Murtis Taylor What do all of these nonprofit organizations have in common? Aside from being allies in the effort to support Cleveland families and children, they also represent the first group […]


#CommonGroundCLE: Cleveland Family Cafe

Register to Join Us The Cleveland Transformation Alliance (CTA) is hosting a family cafe to learn how we can support one another in the upcoming school year! The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is hosting a forum for Cleveland families to discuss their wishes and ideas for how we can build community and support one another’s success […]


Family Listening Campaign: Keeping Parents and Students at the Center of the Education Conversation

What is most important to parents in choosing a school for their child? What challenges do families face in their decision making? Through hundreds of emails and conversational interviews with parents, educators, and local/national community stakeholders, the Cleveland Transformation Alliance Family Listening Campaign has become a thoughtfully designed research tool that will answer these important […]


Reset & Restart: Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts

Image and resources from Ohio Dept. of Education website. Education Planning for Ohio Schools and Districts Planning Guide for Ohio’s Schools and Districts   From “Since the ordered school-building closure began on March 17, Ohio’s education community stepped up to ensure a student-centered approach to caring, teaching and learning. The entire system turned on […]