• CEO chairs urban schools Board of Directors

    7/1/2019 -- The council represents 70 of the nation's largest school systems and serves as the country's leading voice for urban education.

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  • New help line serves Spanish speakers

    6/28/2019 -- CMSD’s Customer Care Center now offers a direct line to bilingual operators who will assist callers in Spanish. Callers who require assistance in Spanish may call 216-838-0001 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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  • Planning decisions to come after summer break

    6/26/2019 -- The Board of Education will wait until after summer break to make decisions about the future of K-8 academic programs and facilities. The extra time will allow the school board to factor in the impact of high school planning that will take place in the fall.

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  • High school food taking new course

    6/26/2019 -- What CMSD high school students will eat for lunch in the coming year does not resemble what most people think of when they hear the words “cafeteria food.” Chris Burkhardt, CMSD’s executive director of school nutrition, is making good on a promise to move away from a limited, heat-and-serve menu to choices that are prepared in “semi-scratch” style and more to kids’ liking.

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  • Couple say 'I do,' ask guests to 'Say Yes'

    6/18/2019 -- Anne Priemer and Chris Jenkins are saying “I do” and have asked guests at their celebration to “Say Yes” – as in Say Yes to Education. In lieu of gifts, the couple’s invitations encouraged guests to donate to Say Yes Cleveland, the newest affiliate of Say Yes to Education.

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  • Environmental Studies helps restore parkland (Photo gallery)

    6/14/2019 -- About 50 ninth-graders from Rhodes School of Environmental Studies planted trees last week in Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of an effort to restore portions of the park to their natural state. The students, who were accompanied by seven teachers, planted in areas of the park that were formerly developed or used as farmland.

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  • CMSD grad to represent U.S. in Angola

    6/14/2019 -- CMSD graduate John Steele set out to play college football and ended up as a U.S. diplomat who is headed for the African nation of Angola. Margo Kissell, a news and feature writer for Miami University of Ohio, has written of the Miami alum's triumph over adversity, including injuries that ended his athletic career.

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  • News Bureau MMJ wins Press Club award (Video)

    6/12/2019 -- CMSD multimedia journalist Shannon Kantner Cassilo has won a first-place award from the Press Club of Cleveland for a video about students traveling to a horse farm where they learn to cope with trauma.

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  • MetroHealth-based school graduates first seniors

    6/12/2019 -- The Lincoln-West School of Science and Health -- the only high school in the country based in a hospital -- will graduate its first senior class on June 21. Now the hospital system and CMSD, with feedback from those new alumni, will focus on making a unique educational experience even better.

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  • Board sets special meeting on planning proposals

    6/12/2019 -- The school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 18 to discuss the future of academic programs and facilities. The meeting will help the board explore recommendations, as well as some alternatives developed after the District received feedback from the community.

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  • Board discussing planning proposals, other options

    6/10/2019 -- The Board of Education will continue discussing proposals for the future of academic programs and facilities – along with some alternative options drafted after the District collected feedback from the community.

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  • Schools staying busy with classes, meals (Photo gallery)

    6/3/2019 -- Monday brought the start of the Elementary Summer Reading Academy, for children in kindergarten through third grade who are behind in reading. Monday brought the start of the Elementary Summer Reading Academy, for children in kindergarten through third grade who are behind in reading. The program will run most we Also starting Monday were an enrichment program for students learning English as a second language, a “credit recovery” program for high school students and the serving of free lunch and dinner to help keep students fed over the break.

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