Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Adopt-A-School Network

Dear Pastor:

We would like to invite you and ask you to extend the invitation to your congregation to participate in the upcoming Mentoring Training through announcements, your church bulletin and/or flyer distribution, etc. This training will assist the members of church congregations that have adopted schools or that desire to adopt a school in Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio School Districts.

The Adopt-A-School Network
A Mentoring Training
Saturday December 9, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Registration
@ Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist
4234 Lee Road

No Charge - A Freewill Offering Will Be Taken - Everyone Must Register - Thank You!
Please call: 216-752-3442

Praying for you with love!!!
Gail R. Reese

Friday, December 01, 2006

Cleveland Education Committee

Cleveland Education Committee is (11/30) at 6:30 PM at Lincoln West High School, in the music room. Hope to see all of you at the meeting. They start on time and they end on time.

Thursday, Nov. 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln West High School, 3202 W. 30th St.

Thursday, November 30, 2006



Saturday, December 2, 2006
Lincoln-West School - 3202 West 30th Street
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration & Breakfast 9-9:30 a.m.

A District-wide information fair to help students and families step up
to success—workshops, gifts, free supplies, breakfast and lunch.
 Workshops for students, parents, guardians and families
 Tips about passing the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)
 Free supplies (limit of 3) for students and parents (2 workshops required)
 Community Agencies and District Departments represented

Children’s literacy activities (students 4-7 years old)-must be potty trained

For more information call: 216-574-8432


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

History of Black Education in Cleveland

Dr. Dwayne C. Wright, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations in conjunction with the CSU Black Studies Program, AHANA Program, STARS Club, and the Black Student Union will host a panel discussion:

Challenging and Revisiting the Historical Master Narrative:
Personal Perspectives on the History of Black Education in Cleveland

Wednesday, December 6, 2006
5:00 – 7:30 PM
Cleveland State University
University Center (UC 001)

Members of the panel will include

Wanda Jean green, Phd
author of
And They Called It Public Education: The Cleveland Public Schools

In addition to Dr. Green, former Cleveland Public School (CPS) students will contribute to the discussion regarding Cleveland Public School educational policies that affected the lives of African Americans. Particularly, Mrs. Jackki “Jackkia the Storyteller” Boyd and Mr. Anthony Houston will respectively share their experiences as “relay” and “bussed” students in the CPS. For more information contact Dr. Dwayne C. Wright, 216-875-9672 or d.wright1@csuohio.edu.


Monday, November 20, 2006

Big gift for grads:

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards is putting $1 million toward the college costs of 100 Cleveland eighth-graders.
To earn $10,000 in scholarships, each student will have to maintain a 2.5 grade-point average, complete 15 hours of community service each year and avoid unexcused absences.
Edwards' foundation will provide mentoring and tutoring to help students along the way.
Awardees, who were recommended by teachers and principals, will be named later this month.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio


Contest for Grades 1-12

Dear Student:

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio, is sponsoring a contest as part of a community activity celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You are invited to create a birthday card for Dr. King using the title “Happy Birthday Dr. King!”

The contest winners will receive three complimentary tickets to the Seventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration, which is scheduled for Monday, January 15, 2007. During the Celebration, the winners will be introduced to the Community, and each student will receive a trophy, a $500.00 scholarship and other prizes.

We hope that you will join us in this activity as we prepare to observe the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and celebrate the 78th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth. Thank-you!
Sincerely, MLK Holiday Scholarship Committee

WHAT: A Birthday Card in honor of the 78th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.TITLE “Happy Birthday Dr. King!” SIZE 8 ½ x 11 inches total The card may be folded

DIRECTIONS: First and last names – printed on the back of the card Grade and full name of your school – printed on the back of the card Size – See above Title – See above Card must incorporate color

ENTRY FORM: An entry form must be enclosed with the birthday card. Please complete ALL information.

DEADLINE: All birthday cards and entry forms must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 17, 2006

JUDGING: Judging will be based on attractiveness, creativity, originality, relevant, accurate and clear graphics, correct grammar, directions observed and followed (see Rubrics). The decision of the judges is final.

EXCLUDED FROM CONSIDERATION: Lined paper, ClickArt® (or similarly computer generated cards), oversized entries, anonymous entries, cards created by more than one student, cards without entry forms, cards with entry forms glued or taped to the card, cards with words, phrases and/or images that are vulgar or disrespectful.

Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

TOWER CITY CENTER: Students whose entries are not among the 12 winners, but are excellent will have the opportunity for their cards to be on display at Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland.POSTAGE Please be sure to use enough postage for first class mail. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail with insufficient postage.

***PLEASE NOTE - Cards will not be returned.

Gates Millennium Scholarship Information Session

Event: Gates Millennium Scholarship Information Session - A Scholar's Perspective

When: November 16, 2006 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Deuteronomy 8:3 Café, Books & Music
1464 East 105th Street (Medical Associates Building), Cleveland, Ohio44106, between Ashbury and Wade Park Avenues, The Heart of Historic Heritage Lane

Contact: Corttrell Kinney at educatecleveland@yahoo.com to RSVP
Websites: www.gmsp.org and http://educatecleveland.blogspot.com

Eligibility Criteria:
* Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American
* Are a citizen/ legal permanent resident or national of the United States
* Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (non-> weighted) at the time of nomination
* Will be enrolling for the first-time at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first year student
* Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
* Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria; and
* Have completed all three required forms (Nominee Personal InformationForm, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) and submitted by the January 12, 2007 deadline.

Monday, August 21, 2006

CMSD Sets Grand Openings For New and Renovated Buildings

August 15, 2006
Pat Martin: 216-574-8143
Becky Hague: 216-574-8413

District Sets Grand Openings For New and Renovated Buildings
CLEVELAND –The grand openings of five Cleveland Municipal Schools will mark the beginning of the 2006-07 school year. The five schools include two newly constructed buildings and three schools that received comprehensive renovations. To familiarize students, their families and the public with the new buildings, grand opening dates have been set as follows:
Mary B. Martin (Comprehensive Renovation)8200 Brookline AvenueThursday, August 17th, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hannah Gibbons-Nottingham (New Construction)1401 Larchmont RoadFriday, August 18th, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
John Adams High (New Construction)3817 Martin Luther King, Jr. DriveSaturday, August 19th, from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Mary Bethune (Comprehensive Renovation)11815 Moulton AvenueMonday, August 21st, from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
John Hay (Comprehensive Renovation)2075 Stokes BoulevardWednesday, August 23rd, from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
The public is encouraged to visit during the grand openings and see firsthand the work that has gone into making these buildings 21st-century learning environments.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Cleveland Education Committee

Cleveland Education Committee
Thursday, August 24th, 2006
6:30 p.m.

Trinity United Church of Christ, 3525 W. 25th St. 44109. Near I-71 entrance. Enter off of Scranton Rd. (south of MetroHospital)
Phone: 351-7667

* Do you have concerns or questions about your local school?
* Do you want to be meaningfully involved at your child’s school but are not sure how?

* We want to hear from you. Come and find support and information from other parents and community members.

* The Cleveland Education Committee consists of parents, grandparents, concerned citizens and staff of community organizations.

Our purpose is to promote parent and community leadership in creating meaningful involvement in our schools to enhance the education of our children and in turn, revitalize the City of Cleveland.

Please join us at our next meeting as we continue to plan a conference for Saturday, September 23rd at Cleveland State University, “A Community Perspective on School Involvement,” co-sponsored by Center for Community Change, CNDC, Catalyst Cleveland, and supported by Cleveland Foundation. All are welcome.
For more information contact Ian Heisey at 671-2710 or ianh@bpdc.org, Bellaire-Puritas Dev. Corp. / Tim Walters, May Dugan Center, 631-5800 or twaltersco@adelphia.net, or Neighborhood Leadership Institute: 812-8700

Monday, August 07, 2006


July 31, 2006


CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Board of Education Chairman Larry Davis—in consultation with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson—today announced the new members of the Bond Accountability Commission (B.A.C.). The reconstituted Commission is to fulfill a campaign pledge made in 2001 for an independent group of citizens to monitor and issue public reports on the District’s school construction program.

“These individuals named to the Bond Accountability Commission are exceedingly qualified to oversee implementation of the school district’s Facilities Master Plan,” said Chairman Davis. “I know the Board of Education and the entire community is eager for the Commission to begin its work of publicly accounting for the dollars spent to rebuild our schools.”

Mayor Frank Jackson is a strong proponent of appointing the new Commission. “I’m pleased this outstanding group of citizens has accepted the charge of keeping the public well-informed about the school district’s facilities program,” he said. “I look forward to the Commission holding the school district accountable for the spending of taxpayers’ money on this project so critical to the future of our children and community.”

Earlier this summer, Alfonso Sanchez was appointed Interim Chairman of the B.A.C. The retired Executive Vice President of Turner Construction presided over numerous major construction projects including the Key Tower, the Galleria and the Cleveland Public Library. Sanchez will serve as Interim Chairman until the Commission chooses a permanent chair in January.

At its July meeting, the Board of Education approved the use of District funds for start-up costs of the Commission and staff. Private funds will be sought to supplement the funding of the Commission. Cuyahoga Community College will provide space at its Metro Campus to house the staff of the B.A.C.

The new B.A.C. members are:

Bond Accountability Commission

Alfonso Sanchez, Interim Chair
Retired Executive Vice President of Turner Construction Executive
At Turner he presided over numerous major construction projects including the Key Tower, the Galleria, Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Clinic.

Lillie Bell
Retired Customer Service Manager for United Parcel Service.
Co-Chair of the Cleveland Leadership Education Committee. President of the Ward 2 Democratic Club. President of the Board of the Substance Abuse Initiative of Greater Cleveland. Resident of Cleveland.

Tanya Brown
President of the School Parent Organization at Gracemount School.
Parent of two Gracemount School students. Resident of Cleveland and a graduate of John Marshall High School.

Diane Downing
Vice President of Administration for the Cleveland Browns.
Served as project manger for the construction of Cleveland Browns Stadium. Previously served in the cabinets of Mayor Michael White and Mayor George Voinovich. Resident of Cleveland.

Robert Jackson
Senior Partner in the Cleveland law firm of Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz.
Corporate lawyer, avid book collector and supporter of public libraries. President of the Contemporary Art Society at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Denise Link
Vice President of Delivery Planning and ATM Performance at National City Bank. Parent of two Newton D. Baker School students. Classroom tutor and parent volunteer at Newton D. Baker School. Resident of Cleveland.

Eric Paszt
Retired Purchasing Director at Turner Construction Company
At Turner he was instrumental in purchasing for numerous major construction projects including the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center and Eye Clinic, the Bank One Building, Cleveland Public Library and Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital.

Nancy Schuster
Managing principal for the law firm Schuster & Simmons Co., LPA located on the West Side of Cleveland.
Previously served as President Parma Board of Education, and as Chief of the White Collar Section and the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

Peter van Dijk
Architect and design consultant with Westlake Reed Leskosky.
Responsible for the designs of Blossom Music Center, IMG Building, University School, Cleveland State University Music Building, Playhouse Square Theatre restoration, and Federal Reserve Bank restoration. Resident of Cleveland.

Additional members including a Cleveland Municipal School District student will be identified and appointed to the BAC at the beginning of the school year.

High school students win awards and scholarships in first business plan competition

News Release #14050June 29, 2006Contact: Mary Grodek 216.687.2290 pr@csuohio.edu
High school students win awards and scholarships in first business plan competition

From better hospital gowns to removing tattoos: twelve high school students from four local schools took home awards for business plans that they wrote as part of an innovative pilot curriculum to learn about free enterprise and entrepreneurship.
On Wednesday, June 28 at Cleveland State’s Nance College of Business Administration, students from Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Fairview, North Royalton and West Geauga high schools celebrated the fact that their business plans for new products and services were selected as winners from among more than 120 submitted by students. Each was awarded a $500 scholarship.
Grand prize winners were Megan Milcinovic of Brecksville-Broadview High School for her plan for a nonprofit tutoring service called Enlightening, and Haley Beck and Amanda Blackley of West Geauga for their plan for a company called Shirt-Abilities.
In their business plans, students outlined how they would create, staff and market a new business or nonprofit group. The competition among the four schools is part of an innovative pilot program called Scholarship of Entrepreneurial Engagement (SEE). Eight high schools -- the others are Chardon, Madison, Mayfield Heights and Parma -- involving hundreds of students used a curriculum throughout spring 2006 developed by retired American Greetings executive John Klipfell. Partners in SEE that provided mentoring, contest judging and other assistance include the Nance College of Business, EconomicsAmerica and local chambers of commerce. The objectives of SEE are to:
Provide program participants with a high level, non-political understanding of how American free enterprise and the global economy work, consistent with the Ohio Department of Education's Academic Content Standards.
Plant the seeds of entrepreneurship in local high school youth to benefit their lives and careers.
Fuel the entrepreneurial spirit in the local business community through their participation.
Involve higher education more in the economic and entrepreneurial education of high school students.
The winning business plans are (descriptions provided where available):
West Geauga High School:Haley Beck and Amanda Blackley − Shirt-Abilities. A create-your-own line of shirts and tank tops. Using an assembly line format, customers can add graphics, paint and accessories to create their own look. “Our generation is all about standing out and being unique,” Beck and Blackley explained. “With our shirts, you can save money and not spend a lot on designer clothing.”
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Peter Jones − 2nd Gear Sports. A company that organizes and promotes sports tournaments for amateur athletes, such as basketball tournaments attended by coaches for recruiting athletes to college sports.
Harpreet Malla − Babysittersforehire.com. An online business dedicated to helping families find babysitters.
Chelsea Getts − Head to Toe Salon. A one-stop shop that provides a variety of services to women, including tanning, hair care, nail care and wardrobe consulting by stylists.
Nick Karas − Specialized Transportation
Megan Milcinovic − Enlightening. A nonprofit tutoring service for elementary school children, incorporating art to make learning more fun and effective.
Sharon Rymut − Organic Soil, Inc. A company that turns horse manure and bedding into compost that is then sold to garden centers and landscapers. The public can also drop off yard waste at the company location.
Fairview High School:Christine Rakowsky − Feel Good Gowns. A firm dedicated to providing better hospital gowns.
North Royalton High School:Gregory Hiller − Fresh Start. A tattoo removal service; Hiller was inspired by the fact that young people his age often get “goofy” tattoos that they later want removed.
Joseph Benny − Retro World
Julia Antonelli − Xander's Corner Bar
SEE partners plan to expand the program’s success to 20 to 30 high schools next year. Additional aspects may include class lectures from the local business community, an optional student essay contest in addition to the business plan contest, online mentoring by local business professionals, and a continuing education program for ongoing inspiration for SEE program alumni.
For more information, please call Cleveland State’s Office of Marketing and Public Affairs at 216-687-2290.

Cleveland State University Receives $1 Million from the Ohio Department of Education

News Release #14063August 4, 2006Contact: Brian Johnston216.687.2290 pr@csuohio.edu

Cleveland State University Receives $1 Million from the Ohio Department of Education
New program will train high school teachers in high-need subjects

The Ohio Department of Education has awarded Cleveland State University $1 million to provide fast-track training to future teachers of life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic. Funding for the award comes from the Ohio Core Initiative.
In the State of Ohio, significant emphasis has been placed on preparing high school graduates for life beyond the K-12 classroom. The emphasis is on better preparing students for success in the work force or college through statewide adoption of a more rigorous high school curriculum that will require all students to complete four years of mathematics, including Algebra II; three years of laboratory-based science, including biology, chemistry and physics; and two years of a foreign language. Through Ohio House Bill 115, $13.2 million has been appropriated to support this focus on the Ohio Core, with the expectation that through a rigorous high school curriculum, more students will be prepared for post-secondary education, technical training, apprenticeships, military, or the work force.
As part of the Ohio Core Initiative, HB 115 set aside $2.6 million to support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio, as well as mid-career professionals, in a 12-month intensive training program that culminates in teacher licensure in advanced mathematics, laboratory-based science, or a foreign language at the secondary education level and employment with an Ohio school district.
In response to this State need, Cleveland State’s College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences worked together to develop a fast-track, 12-month program aimed at helping qualified individuals acquire licensure to teach math, science or foreign languages in the secondary school. This new program — the Accelerated Post-baccalaureate Program in Secondary Education — prepares individuals to become classroom teachers in the life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.
“The State and Federal governments have consistently recognized Cleveland State’s national prominence in literacy, math and science education, as evidenced by more than $10 million in grants received over the last few years. This is another excellent example of Cleveland State’s leadership in this area,” noted Dr. Mark Tumeo, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
Working with various school districts in Northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland Municipal School District, Euclid City Schools and Shaker Heights School District, a cohort-based training program will offer both common experiences (field experiences, bi-weekly seminar) as well as content and/or pedagogy coursework targeted toward the needs of each individual participant.
This program targets teachers already licensed in Ohio who want to expand their credentials in order to teach in one of the high-need areas and mid-career professionals who have a high degree of competence or training in a given content area and who wish to teach but are not currently licensed to do so. Supplementing required coursework will be field experiences that are arranged around the current work schedule of each participant, with experiences ranging from the teaching of first-year university students to the direction of summer science fair projects. In addition, these cohorts will participate in Praxis preparation activities and a bi-weekly seminar focused on conflict resolution and other professional matters.
The cohort-based training program will begin on August 26, 2006, and end on August 15, 2007, with individuals ready to enter the secondary classroom in Fall 2007 as fully licensed teachers.
While this 12-month program does not replace the traditional route to high school teaching, it does enable those individuals with significant content expertise to finalize their studies in preparation for high school teaching.
For more information, please contact Dr. Jane Zaharias, College of Education and Human Services, 216.687.4585.

Cleveland Municipal District high school students explore health career options through summer camp

Cleveland Municipal District high school students explore health career options through summer camp

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 11, 2006

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Municipal School District students in the ninth through 12th grade had an opportunity to learn more about health careers through Cuyahoga Community College’s Health Careers and Nursing Summer Camp this summer. The three-week program provided the students who were accepted to the program, via an extensive application process, the opportunity to learn more about career opportunities that utilize science and math.
The 21 students visited organizations that employ college graduates who pursue an education in health careers or the sciences. The tours included the Cleveland Clinic, Metro Health, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, the laboratory at the Environmental and Maintenance Center and the Health Museum, as well as all three Cuyahoga Community College campuses. The hospital visits included learning about trauma care, and viewing sports health medicine, outpatient surgery and radiology facilities. At the treatment plant they learned about the biological and chemical process involved in wastewater treatment, the testing of water quality and the important role water quality plays in our environment and health.

As part of the completion of the program and the graduation ceremony, the students worked in groups to create a PowerPoint presentation to share with family members. One student said, “It was a fun learning experience. I met new people, learned new things and had the opportunity to participate in many activities.” And as a final surprise for the students, they each received a $200 stipend, compliments of CVS Pharmacies at the graduation on June 30. The summer program is one of many initiatives underway as part of a $1.86 million community-based job training grant Cuyahoga Community College received earlier this year from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist in alleviating health care worker shortages in Greater Cleveland.
ContactJanet R. Cannata, Manager Marketing Communications & Campus RelationsCuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus216.987.6155 (office) — 216.403.8156 (cell) — janet.cannata@tri-c.edu


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July 25, 2006


CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Municipal School District CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders, the Cleveland School Board and members of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s administration are asking Cleveland residents to attend a series of meetings to discuss and make recommendations for improving student and staff safety at school and while traveling to and from school.

“Respect Cleveland: A Matter of Choice. A Leadership Summit for Safe and Respectful Schools,” is scheduled for August 7-10 at four locations throughout the city.

“We intend to do all that we can before the start of school to ensure safety, security and respect to all of our students and staff,” said Dr. Sanders. “And we want every concerned resident, including our young people, to have the opportunity to bring their suggestions and recommendations to this process.”

Dr. Sanders explained that a goal of the Summit is to identify and implement 4-5 initiatives prior to the start of the school year to improve the safety and security of all students and staff during the 2006-2007 school year. Longer-term recommendations also are welcomed.

Each meeting will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meeting dates and locations are as follows:

• Monday, August 7th, at Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Blvd.
• Tuesday, August 8th, at Collinwood High School Auditorium, 15210 St. Clair Ave.
• Wednesday, August 9th, at Earl B. Turner Recreation Center, 11300 Miles Ave.
• Thursday, August 10th, at Fairfax Recreation Center, 2335 E. 82nd Street.

Meetings will open with a brief panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for improving school safety. The floor then will be opened to the public for comments and recommendations.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program


The Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program: Tutoring Program Requirements

What is the Cleveland Tutoring Program? The tutoring program is an opportunity provided by the State of Ohio for parents/guardians to obtain tutoring services for their children that are enrolled in Cleveland Municipal Schools.

Who is eligible? All children currently attending a Cleveland Municipal school in kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8) are eligible. Students attending private school may not participate.

What services will be provided? Students will be tutored in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and citizenship. Emphasis will be given to improve reading skills.

Where will tutoring take place? Tutoring takes place before or after school hours at the child’s school or at other approved participating sites.

Who pays for tutoring services? Complete applications with verification of income must be returned as soon as possible. The State provides up to 90 percent and parents/guardians are responsible for the difference, 10 percent, which is $2.00 per tutoring session. Where the family’s income exceeds the 200 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines, the State will allocate 75 percent. Parents/guardians pay 25 percent or $5.00 per tutoring session.

Note: The State of Ohio will issue a check(s) in the name of the tutor who provided tutorial service. Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing the family's share of services rendered.

Is there a limit on the number of hours a student can be tutored? Each student is eligible for 21 hours of tutoring per academic school year.

How many students can be tutored per tutoring session/per hour? Only one student per hour, at a maximum of one hour per day.

How do parents/guardians apply? Parent/Guardians must submit a complete CSTP Parent/Student application (click here) and all required income documentation.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Shaw HS College Bound Program Important links for Selecting a College

Web Resources for Finding a College and Links to Colleges and Universities

http://www.petersons.com/ Select the find a college link and search for a school that fits you using the Peterson’s website search tools

www.colleges.com or http://www.colleges.com/admissions/collegesearch/index.html To find a college based on your personal criteria

http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/ Find a College Search Tool from College Board.com

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php Best Colleges based on U.S. News and World Report with links to the College Websites

http://u101.com/ Find websites for schools in USA and Canada

http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ-full.html Complete College Website List

http://www.50states.com/college/ohio.htm Links to Ohio Schools

http://www.elearners.com Links to Online Colleges

These are just a few sites. There are MILLIONS of websites designed to help you find a college. You can search www.google.com for more of these sites.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

CMSD School Board Meeting

CLEVELAND BOARD OF EDUCATION’S FEBRUARY meeting will be held on Thursday February 9th at Andrew J. Rickoff, 3500 E. 147th Street. Work Session begins at 4 PM Business session begins at 6:30 PM. To confirm the meeting time, date and location call 574-8585 or visit www.cmsdnet.net

Directions to School: 3500 East 147th Street 44120I-77 South to Harvard Avenue exit and turn left. Proceed on Harvard to East 147th Street and turn left. Take E. 147th Street to Kinsman Avenue and proceed to school. School parking is on East 146th Street.

Cleveland Leadership Summit – Education Committee

Cleveland Leadership Summit – Education Committee
Next MEETING: February 28, 2005 6:30 p.m.

At Slavic Village Development Corporation, 5620 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. (at the intersection of Broadway and 55th) (PH. 216-429-1182). Parking is available in back. The meeting will be held on the floor.

Attention parents: Do You have concerns or questions about your child’s school? Do you want to be meaningfully involved at the school but are not sure how? We want to hear from you. Come and find support and from other parents and community members.

Who are we? The Education Committee of the Cleveland Leadership Summit has continued to meet since the November 2004 Summit. We are parents, grandparents, concerned citizens and staff of community organizations.

The Education Committee’s purpose is to promote parent and community leadership in creating meaningful involvement in our schools to enhance the education of our children and in turn, revitalize the City of Cleveland. Please join us at our next meeting. All are welcome.

For more information contact Ian Heisey at 671-2710 or
ianh@bpdc.org, Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Concerned Partners in Education Meeting Topic CMSD Superintendent/ CEO

Come One! Come All! Concerned Citizens…


Do You Care? Do YOU really Care?
Come show your support; let’s be fair to our deserving children. We all have a stake in our children’s future and their safe and secure learning environment.
Each school must have the same opportunity to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence.

You are cordially invited to attend our next
“Concerned Partners in Education” Crucial Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2006
Location: Harvard Community Center
18240 Harvard Avenue / Cleveland, OH
Time: 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
TOPIC: Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer
Cleveland Municipal School District
Guest, Chris Webb
Up and Coming Poet, Cleveland School of the Arts

We are a caring grass roots organization of educators, business owners, parents, students and community whose main objective is in the best education and the safety of our children, founded by Mrs. Gwendolyn Blake Norfleet, retired Principal, as a result of a mandate from the School Board to have “Community Involvement” in the search for our school district’s new Superintendent.

It is blatantly evident that the Superintendent/CEO has an immediate impact on the lives of our children who will later become our “Future America,” hence; it is our mission to make sure that this person, male or female, has a heartfelt, vested interest in the education of the whole child/student. We must not overlook the creative, talented, highly immaculate qualifications of Educators within our own surrounding areas and regional jurisdictions. Let us embark upon this task with passion and dedication for our “kids.” Show your loving heart for the Cleveland Municipal Public School system.


RSVP: Contact: Mrs. Gwendolyn Blake Norfleet
Chairperson, Concerned Partners in Education (CPIE)
Phone: 1-877-280-1644 e-mail:

Sunday, February 05, 2006

SHAW HS College Bound Program

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/proficiency/OGT/default.asp (HS Graduation Test Site)
http://ohio.measinc.com/content.htm (OGT Student Resources Site)
http://www.ecpl.lib.oh.us/ (East Cleveland Public Library – Tons of resources and free computer classes—be sure to check out the homework help)
http://www.cspohio.org/ (Cleveland Scholarship Programs)
www.oplin.org (Ohio Public Library Website)
www.learningexpresslibrary.com (College Admission Exam Preparation, Academic Subject Reviews, and Career Skill Tutorials)