• City Year to beautify Benesch to honor King

    1/16/2019 -- City Year Cleveland corps members will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by beautifying CMSD’s Alfred A. Benesch School. Each year on the holiday named for King, the nonprofit passes on the opportunity to take a day off. Instead, staff spend a “Day On Service” devoted to a community project.

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  • Report's recommendations mirror CMSD's SEL work

    1/15/2019 -- A new report from the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development calls for placing students’ social and emotional learning on the same plain as academic instruction, and its proposals mirror many practices already well established in Cleveland’s public schools.

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  • New buildings open smoothly, get thumbs-up (Video, photo gallery)

    1/9/2019 -- The two new school buildings feature large, interactive touch screens in every classroom and comfortable furniture that can be easily rearranged for group work. Open “extended learning areas” give students room to work together in teams, engage in “maker” activities with Legos or models and practice robotics.

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  • Speaker helps educators work with males of color

    1/9/2019 -- David Miller founded the Dare to Be King Project, which assists organizations that work with young males of color. He also developed a curriculum -- "Dare to Be King: What If the Prince Lives. A Survival Workbook for African American Males" -- that teaches adolescent males how to "survive and thrive in toxic environments."

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  • Bolton 2nd-graders find old classroom like new (Photo gallery)

    1/8/2019 -- When teacher Marguerite Haas’ second-graders returned to Bolton School for the second semester on Tuesday, they knew their classroom had undergone renovation. But they probably never envisioned anything this dramatic. During the two-week break, a makeover that Haas won from Brittany Wheaton, also known as “The Superhero Teacher,” transformed their classroom.

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  • Daniel E. Morgan preschool earns top rating

    1/7/2019 -- High-quality preschool is just one of the many strategies outlined in The Cleveland Plan, a customized blueprint for reform in the city. Preschool is a critical time in brain formation and development of skills like communication and teamwork.

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