8th Graders Flock to Fair, Explore High Schools

CMSD NEWS BUREAU When it comes to deciding which high school to attend, CMSD wants its eighth-graders to be choosy. Cleveland is a portfolio district, offering a growing variety options to fit different needs and interests. Students can attend any school in the system as long as space is available…

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Nina Turner Visits CEO Eric Gordon and the CMSD Student Advisory Committee

Dozens of CMSD high school students came together Friday to improve their system of education – and help the District comply with state law.

Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon’s Student Advisory Committee was established last school year in response to the law that launched The Cleveland Plan, a customized blueprint for education reform.

Delegations from nearly 30 schools met Friday morning for the second time since classes resumed in August. Gordon has assured the students that he gives their agendas careful consideration – and, he told the teenagers, signs indicate they are reciprocating.

“You’re taking it a lot more seriously,” he said. “You’re growing. Keep doing it.” Continue reading