Issue 108
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  • CEO named Urban Educator of the Year

    10/20/2016 -- The Council of the Great City Schools presented the award to Gordon tonight at its fall conference in Miami. The council cited the CEO for his role as an architect of reforms in The Cleveland Plan and noted rising graduation rates, growing parent participation and the District’s first enrollment increases in decades.

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  • CEO is finalist for top leadership award

    10/5/2016 -- The Green-Garner Award is given in alternating years to a school board member and superintendent. Gordon, who was appointed CEO in 2011, has now been a finalist each time he has been eligible.

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  • CEO joins national policy leadership group

    9/22/2016 -- Cleveland schools Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon has joined Chiefs for Change, a group of leaders who seek to shape the future of education in the United States. Gordon was admitted to the group with Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts commissioner of elementary and secondary education; Christina Kishimoto, superintendent of the Gilbert, Ariz., schools; and Robert Runcie, superintendent of the Broward County, Fla., schools.

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  • CEO comments on new report card

    9/15/2016 -- CMSD's performance-index scores declined at rates similar to those of other urban districts. CMSD and other districts also experienced declines in value-added, the measure of whether students achieved the amount of growth that the state projected for them in one year. But the report card also showed encouraging signs, like another new record graduation rate.

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  • Students play major role in CEO's address

    9/14/2016 -- CMSD students had an active role in CEO Eric Gordon's 2016 State of the Schools address.

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  • Stay the course with reforms, CEO says (video)

    9/14/2016 -- CMSD’s progress is painstaking work, but the District and community must stay the course to ensure that reforms in The Cleveland Plan succeed, Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon said Wednesday in his State of the Schools address. Delivering the talk for a sixth year, Gordon guided the audience through gains that don’t necessarily show up on a state report card.

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