CMSD Invites Public Input on Long-Term School Planning


CMSD will engage the community in planning the future of academic programs and buildings.

The Board of Education is revisiting the District’s master facilities plan. Cleveland’s population patterns have changed since the plan was last updated five years ago, and the board wants to ensure that the taxpayers’ investment matches community needs.

The independent Bond Accountability Commission has called for a fresh look, citing trends in enrollment and construction costs. The BAC was created to monitor a building and renovation program that has been funded by the state and local bond issues.

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Cimperman Welcomes Immigrants in New Global Cleveland Role

Joe Cimperman, President of Global Cleveland, was recently interviewed by Leah Hammond for Cleveland State University’s Engaging Cleveland Neighborhoods, a CSU-produced pilot program for the upcoming TremonsterTV (Ellen Robinson, Producer).

About Global Cleveland

Global Cleveland seeks to attract, welcome and connect newcomers, including highly skilled and highly trained immigrants and refugees, to Cleveland and Cuyahoga County in order to strengthen the economic vitality and social fabric of our region.  The organizational vision is to create a welcoming region that is a place of opportunity and prosperity for people of all racial, ethnic and international backgrounds.  Global Cleveland works to connect various resources within the region and collaborate with existing organizations to:  1) Welcome newcomers who will support the growth and talent needs of businesses, industries and institutions; 2) Assist international newcomers and young professionals to establish roots in our neighborhoods; and 3) Foster an inclusive and welcoming community. Continue reading

New Lincoln-West School to Have Space at MetroHealth

New Lincoln-West School to Have Space at MetroHealth


CMSD’s new Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will be based partly at the MetroHealth System’s main campus.

District and hospital leaders believe the school, which will open July 25 with ninth- and 10th-graders, may be the only one in the country located within a hospital.

Tenth-graders will attend classes at MetroHealth three days a week, while ninth-graders visit weekly. The students will interact with professionals and observe the medical, business and other careers available in the healthcare industry. The juniors and seniors who come later will take coursework at Lincoln-West and online and serve internships.

“The Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will expose students to the hundreds of jobs available in healthcare, jobs that will guarantee them a sound and safe future,” Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s president and chief executive officer, said at annual stakeholders meeting Thursday at the Global Center for Health Innovation. He listed the school among accomplishments and plans that address the health and well-being of Cuyahoga County residents. Continue reading

CMSD kicks off attendance campaign


CMSD is waging a communitywide campaign – complete with billboards, yard signs, bus placards and radio spots – aimed at raising school attendance.

The “Get to School. You Can Make It!” campaign will target an epidemic: In nearly two-thirds of District schools, more than half of the students are chronically absent – defined as missing 10 days or more per year. Continue reading

Public Meeting at Tremont Montessori Plans for Enrollment, Curriculum, and Environment

Tremont Montessori Community Meeting

A special report by The Tremonster

The future of what happens inside the Tremont Montessori School to support the program’s growth in enrollment, accommodate the curriculum and create a quality physical environment was discussed at the most recent community meeting.

Roughly 50 neighbors, parents, teachers and even some students gathered in the school’s lunchroom at 5 p.m. May 19. It was the third meeting this year to gather feedback from the neighborhood and other stakeholders about how to update the 98-year-old school building to give students a 21st century learning environment. Continue reading

High School Choice Fair draws hundreds of families

Read about the concept of “school choice” on paper and you would learn much about an important educational concept being worked out here in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and among other “portfolio” districts around the country.
But place it squarely into the circular concourse of the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center and you end up with a real-life, real-time demonstration of just how valuable and meaningful it can be to the students and families of the city and region.

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CMSD High School Choice 2015

A special report by The Tremonster

Cleveland’s families aren’t just walking to the nearest school anymore.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) High School Choice event filled the circular concourse of CSU’s Wolstein Center with parents and teens on Wednesday evening.

Students lined the concourse, stopping at a multitude of booths to discuss their dreams and hear from recruiters about how each high school in Cleveland — anywhere in Cleveland — might be the best fit.

Follow The Tremonster for an upcoming series on CMSD’s High School Choice event.

Scranton Students Surprised by Cavs’ Kevin Love, DICK’S Sporting Goods


Christmas came early for hundreds of students at Scranton Elementary School as Cavaliers star Kevin Love and the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation surprised the school with two new basketball hoops to replace crumbling equipment.

DICK’S is donating 100 basketball hoops to deserving communities across the country through a program called “Holiday Hoops.” Scranton, which received its hoops Tuesday, was the first in line. Continue reading