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 […]
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 […]
Charter Sponsor Review for the 2019-2020 School Year This is an update to Ohio sponsors with information about the Cleveland Transformation Alliance’s sponsor review process and related criteria established under state law. Based on input from the sponsor community, the Transformation Alliance has revised the timeline for our review processes, and established a protocol that […]
Donna Black and her granddaughter, Alivia, at Wade Park School Story by Justin Glanville | Photos by Julie Van Wagenen This story is part of a series about how families chose their schools. A tough history Years ago, when Donna Black’s children were in school, she was not in a good place. “I was deep […]
When her son decided to attend Glenville High School, Takisha Claybrooks-Williams was not happy.
“I think a lot of people are still unaware that they can look around for a place that’s right for their kid, but it’s so important to do it,” says Eloy Gonzalez,
Story and photos by Justin Glanville For kids starting kindergarten, readiness is key to future success The last time Dawn Syroney had a kid entering kindergarten, it was 21 years ago. Back then, she says, she didn’t think much about what skills or knowledge her son needed to start school. “I thought those […]
On March 12, 2018, the Transformation Alliance Board of Directors approved a letter of concern to the Ohio Department of Education regarding the opening of S.M.A.R.T. Academy, a new charter school proposed to open in Cleveland for the 2018-19 school year. Transformation Alliance Letter regarding SMART Academy
Teacher Barbara Galaszewski marshals a dozen or so second-grade students into a rough circle of desks in her classroom
When Lowell King is asked to describe his job as wraparound coordinator at Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy in Glenville, he pulls out a handful of Mancala marbles.