Tag Archives: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

School Starts and So Does Attendance Awareness Month

If you’re not at work, you can’t get work done. If you’re not at home, you can’t cook dinner or clean. If a student isn’t in school, he or she cannot learn. September is “Attendance Awareness Month” to ensure students … Continue reading

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Student takes reading to heart, helps Stuff The Bus

Ainsleigh, who will enter eighth grade this fall, is quick to express gratitude for her access to books. “Some kids don’t get the opportunity to get an education,” she says. “I feel very lucky to go to the school I … Continue reading

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Determination to Graduation

My name is Orlando Hopson, an 18-year-old graduate of John Adams High School. Graduation day was just last week and I have no choice but to reflect on the last four years. Those years were full of fun and accomplishment. … Continue reading

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Young Leaders unite to help reduce low-income achievement gap in Greater Cleveland

Guest blogger, Spencer Dieken is AVP, Corporate Banking Associate Relationship Manager at PNC.  He is a member of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Young Leaders cabinet. “If you are born poor, you tend to stay there.” If that sentence made … Continue reading

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CWRU students volunteered to help boost literacy for Cleveland second graders

Research spanning more than 10 decades states that students fall behind when they are out of school over the summer. This problem increases for low-income students who lose an average of more than two months in reading progress over the … Continue reading

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The waiting mentor

James Williams waited, appraising the activity around him but not engaged in it. Like the final game piece in a chess match, he waited. For seven years, Williams has been a volunteer with My Mentor My Friend. The program, funded … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting Issue 4

Cleveland is enjoying a development and cultural boom, and voters showed they understand how important education is to continuing that momentum. Issue 4 passed with 63 percent of the vote, ensuring continued investment and long-term support for this most crucial … Continue reading

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