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.
Stonebrook Montessori’s marketing plan for the 2017-18 school year is unorthodox yet devastatingly simple: Give every student a T-shirt.
Opening new schools to serve Cleveland’s diverse population of students is a central component of Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools, the comprehensive plan to reinvent public education in our city. The idea is that a variety of schools, taking different approaches, can better serve the diverse needs of today’s students than the one-size-fits-all approach of the past.
On August 7, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance voted to recommend to the Ohio Department of Education that St. Aloysius Orphanage not be authorized to 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 […]
On August 7, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance voted to recommend to the Ohio Department of Education that the Thomas B. Fordham 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 […]
Jennifer Rhone walks the hallway of Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy, where she’s one of two assistant principals, and gives a tall, dark-haired boy a wave. “I’d adopt him if I could,” she confides, out of earshot. “He’s so smart and kind, but he’s struggled since he got to the U.S. He had a really difficult childhood…”
The lights go down in an auditorium at Facing History New Tech High School in Old Brooklyn, and a large movie screen flickers to life. The documentary film being shown is called “What Tomorrow Brings.” It follows a group of students in the first girls’ school in an Afghan town.