2/1/2017 -- The All-City Musical, in its 18th year, brings together students from across the District. CMSD will present the performances in partnership with Playhouse Square and the Musical Theater Project.
2/2/2017 -- Mound, Orchard and Hannah Gibbons schools have added robotics to their extracurricular activities as part of ongoing efforts to shift their curriculum toward STEM education. Teams at each school will pit their robots against each other at an upcoming competition.
1/27/2017 -- District students have improved their attendance, and if some RTA passengers have not heard the news yet, they soon will. Starting Feb. 1, when buses pass one of 10 select schools, a recording of Browns players Cameron Erving or Xavier Cooper will announce the school by name.
1/24/2017 -- With support from multiple community organizations, a high school student is launching the Cleveland Bike Library.
1/20/2017 -- CMSD is assembling a new class for its Aspiring Principals Academy, a challenging training ground for a challenging job. The pipeline program is in keeping with The Cleveland Plan's call for providing students and families with the best in leadership. Ten Aspiring Principals are chosen to serve a year alongside a mentor principal who assigns them leadership duties and guides their development.
1/23/2017 -- A majority of students who take advantage of open enrollment are eighth-graders faced with the critical decision of which CMSD high school to attend. Current eighth-graders are exploring their options with the help of the District's High School Choice Book and videos on the CMSD website. Students and families can browse school booths when CMSD holds its annual High School Choice Fair from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 1 at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.
1/19/2016 -- Students took part in a day of STEM-focused presentations and activities after watching the film.
1/17/2017 -- Joan Trumpauer Mulholland gained national recognition as a white Southern woman who defied her segregationist upbringing and participated in more than three dozen sit-ins and demonstrations by the age of 19. She was a Freedom Rider and participated in a historic sit-in at a Woolworth lunch counter in Jackson, Miss.
1/18/2017 --T he third year of the Teach Cleveland recruiting campaign is under way, with the first in a series of monthly application deadlines set for Monday. The District expects to fill more than 450 openings created by retirements, other departures, increases in enrollment at various schools and the opening of new, smaller high schools to replace older, larger models.
1/13/2016 -- The Cleveland Browns Foundation is continuing its commitment to CMSD’s attendance campaign with the launch of an initiative that provides uniforms and other necessities to students in need. The Special Teams Package program kicked off this week with the first batch of deliveries to schools across the city. It's expected to benefit as many as 2,000 students.
1/9/2016 -- The board promoted two current members to leadership positions and brought on a new member to fill a vacancy.
1/19/2017 -- The schools will receive technology and teacher training to help students explore and understand their school's carbon footprint.
1/6/2017 -- It has become increasingly apparent that the factory-style high school of the 20th century is not meeting the needs of young people in the 21st century. While high school graduation rates have reached an all-time high, as many as 60 percent of entering college students are not ready to do college-level work. These young people will likely struggle to advance in a society where, by the end of the decade, more than 60 percent of all jobs will require some college-level education.
1/6/2017 -- CMSD's progress won impressive endorsements last year, first from CEO Eric Gordon’s peers across the country and then from voters at home. The outpourings of respect and support are clear choices for the District's top stories in 2016, but down the list the selection grows more difficult.