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  • Robert H. Jamison welcomes international visitors

    6/23/2017 -- The visitors toured Jamison's library and classrooms as part of an ongoing study of U.S. libraries.

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  • Attendance campaign hits goal for 2nd year

    6/20/2017 -- The District’s “Get 2 School, You Can Make It!” attendance campaign sought to reduce the number of students with “off track” attendance when compared with the average of the previous three years. To meet the past year’s goal, 56.1 percent of students had to miss 10 or fewer days. The final number was 56.3 percent. The total exceeded the three-year average by 1,828 students.

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  • Rhodes School of Environmental Studies gets help from Facebook

    6/20-2017 -- The school, which is set to open July 31 with ninth-graders, will mix instruction from teachers with work on the Summit Learning Platform. Summit Public Schools, a network of charter schools in California and Washington state, developed the software with help from engineers at Facebook and support from company founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

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  • Enrollment in high-quality preschool up 50%

    6/14/2017 -- The network, a partnership between CMSD and private operators, seeks to give all of the city’s 3- and 4-year-olds access to high-quality preschool. As of December, 4,277 Cleveland children were enrolled in high-quality preschools, defined as those earning at least three of the possible five stars on the state’s voluntary Step Up to Quality rating system.

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  • Applications taken for 4 school board seats

    6/13/2017 -- Mayor Frank G. Jackson is accepting applications for four seats on the Cleveland Board of Education. The appointees will serve terms that will expire on June 30, 2021. Board members do not receive pay.

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  • Cavs, NBA renovate space for Boys & Girls Club (video)

    6/15/2017 -- League and team representatives, including coach Ty Lue and players, were at East Tech High School on Thursday to dedicate a new "learn and play center" where teenagers can go after school to work on computers, study, get in a game of pool or table tennis and play board games. The space was renovated through the NBA Cares program.

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  • Katie Couric's 'Cities Rising' highlights Cleveland schools’ progress

    6/7/2017 -- The District’s momentum is highlighted in the latest episode of journalist Katie Couric’s Yahoo News program “Cities Rising: Rebuilding America.” Couric hits the streets of Cleveland to showcase how far the town has come in shaking its reputation as a downtrodden Rust Belt city.

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  • Global Studies students exhibit mastery

    6/5/2017 -- By the time one Lincoln-West School of Global Studies student finished a recent presentation, the student, whose first language is Spanish, had spoken more English in a 10-minute span than his teachers had heard him speak all year. Personal victories like this are the essence of the school's educational philosophy: competency-based learning. This unusual and personalized approach allows each Global Studies student to advance based on ability to master a skill or subject at his or her own pace.

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  • Microsoft recruiting classroom help for CMSD

    6/2/2017 -- Microsoft is recruiting technology professionals to help teach computer science in at least five CMSD high schools next school year. The professionals will act as volunteer co-teachers, assistants or teacher mentors through the TEALS initiative, which the tech leader started in 2009 to expand access to computer science instruction.

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  • Schools honored for healthy practices

    6/1/2017 -- Six CMSD schools have won national awards for promoting exercise, nutrition and safety among students and staff. Artemus Ward and Miles Park Schools received silver awards, the second-highest honor given in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program.

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  • True2U grows, mentors needed

    6/1/2017 -- Organizers hope to have 600 volunteer mentors, more than double the past year’s total. The mentors will work in teams of two or three with about 12 students, meeting with them for three hours each month.

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