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The Soul of Team Building at Cleveland Transformation Alliance

  Story by Johnathan Duffie Sawdust, strange sounds, discomfort, curiosity and joy are just a few words that illustrate what members of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance Community Engagement Team experienced during a recent team building exercise. In the middle of a workday in early February the School Quality Ambassadors who connect with Cleveland’s neighborhoods and […]

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For student, a distant third choice becomes a beloved home

Lakayla Eberhardt and teacher, Carolyn Khouri at Lincoln West School of Global Studies. Story by Justin Glanville     Photos by Julie Van Wagenen This story is part of a series about how families chose their schools. Lakayla Eberhardt was not impressed when she learned that students at Lincoln West School of Global Studies had to wear […]

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Transition News: Executive Director leaving Transformation Alliance

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Transformation Alliance, As many of you know, I am moving on from my role as Executive Director of the Transformation Alliance. Since my announcement at the end of October, much has been done to make sure we don’t miss a beat in our work to oversee Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming […]

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Transformation Alliance launches new School Quality Navigator Initiative

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is launching its new School Quality Navigator initiative, in partnership with Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. The navigator initiative, modeled on similar programs in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as similar work in housing and health care, will provide one-on-one guidance to help families in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood find and […]

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Transformation Alliance submits proposed charter partner criteria to CMSD

Proposal by the Cleveland Transformation Alliance to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for criteria to select community schools as formal partners   Summary At the request of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Transformation Alliance convened a working group to create a set of criteria that CMSD could use to select partnering community schools. The […]

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Hiring, community-engagement roles

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is now hiring for multiple community engagement part-time positions. School Quality Ambassadors  The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is seeking up to ten qualified individuals to serve as School Quality Ambassadors across Cleveland’s neighborhoods. As part of their work with the Alliance, Ambassadors will help support our neighborhood-based grassroots engagement strategy. Learn more […]

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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: 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 […]