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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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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 education.ohio.gov: “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 […]

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Navigating School Choice in Cleveland: No reason to go it alone

“We want to meet families wherever they are,” says program coordinator Eli Stacy about the Cleveland Transformation Alliance’s recently re-launched Navigator program.  The program is an extension of the Alliance’s commitment to being a partner for Cleveland families choosing from the variety of high-quality options in Cleveland’s public school landscape, which includes both district and […]

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Transformation Alliance Welcomes Eli Stacy

In 2016, Eli Stacy moved to Ohio as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Public Service Fellowship Program. Born, raised and educated in Virginia, he planned to stay until the year-long learning experience was complete and then return home.    Four years later, Stacy is a Cleveland homeowner and the newly appointed program coordinator at Cleveland Transformation […]

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Cleveland Transformation Alliance Creates COVID-19 Family Resource Directory

Following the extension of Governor Mike DeWine’s order that all Ohio schools will be closed until at least May 1, 2020 to decrease the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, Cleveland Transformation Alliance has shifted its efforts to support Cleveland families in a variety of new ways. More than just a disruption to learning, we recognize that […]

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We Love Cleveland Public Schools

It’s February in Northeast Ohio. The skies might be grey, but love is in the air and we can’t think of a better time to celebrate with a few “sneak peeks” into the 2020 Cleveland School Quality Guide, with print versions expected to be available throughout Cleveland next month. Updated each year, the School Quality […]

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Hiring: Program Coordinator

Cleveland Transformation Alliance seeks an energetic, strategic, and innovative person to engage and collaborate with diverse communities and organizations across Cleveland around public education, both District and charter, and the Alliance’s work. The Program Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, and managing individual and organizational ambassadors and navigators for the Cleveland Transformation Alliance and will […]