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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 […]

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Hiring: Family Engagement Mangager

Cleveland Transformation Alliance seeks an energetic, strategic, and innovative person to engage and collaborate with diverse communities and organizations across Cleveland around public education and the Alliance’s work. The Family Engagement Manager is responsible for managing the community and family engagement initiatives of the Alliance including our Ambassador, Navigator, Family Café, and future Parent/Caregiver efforts. […]

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Back to School Updates: When Students Feel Comfortable, They Thrive

Students in CMSD’s year round schools and charter high schools were the first Cleveland schools to return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, beginning in the first week of August. Cleveland’s earliest starting schools include the following: Cleveland High School for Digital Arts, Davis Aerospace & Maritime High School, John Adams College and […]

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4 Things You Should Know About Ohio’s Fair School Funding Plan

With the July 1st approval of the State of Ohio’s biennial budget, we are celebrating a win for Cleveland students, families and schools through its inclusion of the Fair School Funding Plan — a long overdue legislative action confronting some of the most challenging issues faced by Ohio school districts, with disproportionate impact on urban […]

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Cleveland Transformation Alliance Joins Community Shares

CLEVELAND – Greater Cleveland Community Shares has added a new member nonprofit: The Cleveland Transformation Alliance. Each year, Community Shares launches workplace giving campaigns in a diverse group of 90 Greater Cleveland workplaces, including the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Municipal School District, Tucker Ellis LLP, and many other private businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. With the […]

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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 […]