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Power of the Plan: Broadway P-16 supports families in and out of school

In Broadway-Slavic Village, supporting students means supporting their families. Last November, with the holidays on the way and two kids in school, Carlotta Jackson was on the verge of eviction. “I was stressing,” Jackson says. “I had all these bills, I was working all these hours. If I had to move, I didn’t know what I was going to do.”

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Power of the Plan: Max Does More

In addition to learning technical skills, Max Hayes students make field visits to local manufacturers with the help of an in-school office of WIRE-Net, a nonprofit with the goal of maintaining and strengthening Cleveland’s manufacturing sector. Many students participate in half-day internships. Max Hayes is one of five newly designated Academies of Cleveland — career and technical high schools adopting new curricula to better meet the needs of today’s employers and colleges.

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Transformation Alliance recommendation regarding Virtual Schoolhouse Inc.

On March 7, 2016, the Transformation Alliance Board of Directors approved a recommendation to the Ohio Department of Education that the state’s Office of School Sponsorship deny the application for sponsorship by Virtual Schoolhouse, Inc., a charter school located in Cleveland. Ohio Revised Code (3314.029) gives the Alliance authority over charter schools seeking direct sponsorship from […]

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Power of the Plan: Fullerton School transforms culture

To eat lunch with her is considered a privilege, even though she’s at least their parents’ age, has the very adult-sounding title of wraparound site coordinator at Fullerton School of Academics in Slavic Village, and sits in an office right across from the principal’s.

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Power of the Plan: John Marshall High School takes new approach

When Tim Primus was helping create the curriculum for the new John Marshall School of Engineering earlier this year, his colleagues thought he was crazy. The plan was to combine traditional algebra classes with studies in robotics. Professors from Cuyahoga Community College would lead robotics classes, and students would receive credit from both John Marshall and Tri-C. “People just laughed at first,” says Primus.

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TRANSFORMATION ALLIANCE REVIEW OF Buckeye Community Hope Foundation AS A SPONSOR OF CHARTER SCHOOLS

On March 9, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance voted to recommend to the Ohio Department of Education that the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation 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 Ohio Legislature […]