CMSD kicked off the new school year Monday, and students wasted no time getting to work.
Greeters made a fuss as children entered schools across the city, but after that it was business as usual. Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon, who popped in to observe a number of buildings, liked what he saw.
"The first day of school shouldn't be an event," he said. "It should be a routine."
The new year saw a lot of new developments even before the bulk of the 39,000 or students returned from summer break on Monday.
Two new high school models -- the Lincoln-West School of Science and Health and the Lincoln-West School of Global Studies -- began a year-round schedule on July 25. The Cleveland Browns installed three of five synthetic turf football fields the team will donate to the District.