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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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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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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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Power of the Plan: Finding the right school offers a chance to be present

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 […]

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Power of the Plan: Family influence helps Cleveland Children into Kindergarten

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 […]