News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.


Knight Foundation

Meaden & Moore

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us

Cleveland CEO names 10 more schools with low-performance to its list of "investment schools"
Gordon says the district has seen other such improve but says it's too early to announce a change in student performance

Eric Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD).
Courtesy of Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Cleveland Metropolitan School District has added 10 more names to its list of low-performing schools known as Investment Schools.

Cleveland CEO Eric Gordon says he is following The Cleveland Plan, which requires the district to take corrective action such as staff being re-interviewed for their jobs and having to sign new working agreements.

He says the district has already seen improvement with the 13 schools that started out as Investment Schools this school year.

Hear from Gordon on improvements the Investment schools have made.

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:25)

“We've seen the staff attendance for that group of 13 schools actually exceed the staff attendance for our district, which is a very good sign,” Gordon said. “We've seen a reduction in serious safety incidents in several of the schools. We've seen beginning changes in achievement data already and the tests we used internally. ... And we've seen dramatic increases in participation from families and community members. ”

Gordon says the Cleveland Plan is designed for the district to identify 10 percent of its lowest-performing schools. He says if the schools improve, they will no longer face corrective action, but if they fail to improve, the district will close them.

Gordon says it’s too early to celebrate or have any concerns about the progress because the district hasn't yet received any state achievement test data. He says high schools start their testing next week and K-8 schools in April. 

Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

Ohio Sen. Tom Patton proposes bill for firefighter cancer benefits
Thank you Senator Patton. On behalf of all of those who love our firefighters; we appreciate that someone is standing up for them and their continued health. ??...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University