Post-Pandemic Learning Vision


In our pursuit of a more fair, just and good system of education, we want each of our learners, both each of our scholars and each of their educators, to be individually and collectively presented with academically/intellectually complex tasks that are worthy of their productive struggle and allow them authentic opportunities to demonstrate their work and their learning of academic content and transferable skills in a joyful and adventurous environment.




“For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.”

-Audre Lorde, writer

Creating a new normal: A Virtual Town Hall


Contrary to what we often hear, life as experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic is not the “new normal.” That comes next.

The quest to shape what it looks like in Cleveland’s public schools is under way, with deep discussion of how to build on the progress of the last 10 years and create a system that is more fair, just and good for all learners.

In this Virtual Town Hall, CEO Eric Gordon details the work so far and the exciting journey ahead. Many diverse stakeholders have provided feedback, but much more input will be needed.

The first round of input is now closed. We will use your feedback to inform our American Rescue Plan draft which will be posted soon.





Anchor Documents


Below are some resources that will guide our work of developing a more fair, just, and good system of education.


Resources from the Ohio Department of Education:




Changemaker Challenge

On April 20, 2021, CEO Eric Gordon presented CMSD’s Vision for Learning to students at Cleveland School of the Arts and challenged them to recommend a high school schedule that would allow that vision to become a reality. See what they proposed!