Located in Cleveland's historic Ohio City neighborhood, Orchard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) School provides students with equal opportunity for innovation, engineering and design principles through authentic problem-based learning units in all subject areas.
Each of the more than 450 students at Orchard STEM School received a new pair of gym shoes Thursday, thanks to a group of volunteers and the California-based non-profit Shoes That Fit.
Ten District teachers have learned that they have won this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The honor goes to teachers who demonstrate instructional expertise, creativity and innovation and set an example for their peers.
This is the third year for the awards, a partnership between the George Gund and Cleveland foundations, the District and the Cleveland Teachers Union. The goal is to spread best practices by honoring teachers who set a standard of excellence and serve as an example for their peers.
Shoes and Clothes for Kids has rewarded CMSD’s Ohio Teacher of the Year finalist with a 3-minute shopping spree at the organization’s Resource Center. Catherine Duplisea gathered 364 items -- $2,500 worth of supplies -- for her school, Orchard STEM.
CMSD graduates received a boost this year from new Say Yes to Education scholarships that pay up to the full value of tuition. The scholarships may be used at all public colleges and universities and Pell-eligible training programs in Ohio and more than 100 private colleges and universities across the country.
The Ohio Department of Education has requested that we share this Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement with you in an effort to improve the overall quality of special education and related services given to students with disabilities across the State.
The Cleveland Board of Education has approved a plan for the future of District academic programs and facilities. The board voted 9-0 Tuesday to adopt the plan after the District spent months holding community meetings and collecting feedback.