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Esperanza and Cleveland Transformation Alliance Connect Spanish Speakers with School Choice

Xiomara Hernandez-Marcelo, a Family Engagement and School of Choice Specialist with Esperanza, loves spending her work day helping support Spanish-speaking Cleveland families in whatever ways they need, especially when it relates to access to education. As a Cleveland State University graduate student and former Cleveland Transformation Alliance intern, Hernandez-Marcelo has always enjoyed being in the […]

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Education Advocacy: 4 Issues We’re Following in Cleveland

Updated May 5, 2021 As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools, our staff and board members will formally evaluate the progress we’ve made and our role as education advocates. Like many of you — equity is at the forefront of our mission. The first step toward creating a more […]

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Back to School, Again, for Cleveland Students

If you’re a public school parent in Cleveland or know anyone who is, there’s a good chance your Facebook and Instagram feeds have been full of “back to school” photos over the last couple of weeks. Almost one year to the date (Friday, March 12), after a statewide shutdown of Ohio schools in March 2020, […]

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Partners for Parents and Families: School Choice 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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]