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

Meaden & Moore

Wayside Furniture

Akron Children's Hospital


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
Education


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
Story by AKILAH PORTER


 
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
Name:

Location:

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


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's attorney general rejectsthe latest proposal to legalize marijuana
i think the ag launguage is money hes talking about drug companies must pay him more than responsible ohio can

PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
Hi, Does anyone know the number - in the pbs special "Last Days of Vietnam" documentary, of how many Vietnamese were evacuated? Please e-mail me the answer. T...

Protest planned at tomorrow's FirstEnergy meeting
The problems of the poor and downtrodden have nothing to do with First Energy. They are the result of Republican legislators who consistently reduce taxes on th...

Ohio bill would help smaller communities with LGBT discrimination laws
Do we not try and have rights for all individuals equally? On the HUD list of "preferred" candidates who get "special consideration" it states that: For purp...

Ohio likely will continue with two types of police academies
Wake up people your wanting a Harvard law school education for a job that may pay a little over the poverty level. I don't know anyone who could support a wife ...

Police Week's ties from NE Ohio to D.C.
The men and women in blue who risk their lives everyday to serve and protect us....and this is as much recognition and appreciation that NPR/WKSU feels to offer...

First in a Series: How charter schools got a foothold in Ohio
If the interest where in education and there would be oversight of taxpayer dollars, charter schools would be okay. However, Charter School in Ohio are purely f...

Near West Theater raises the curtain at its new home with 'Shrek the Musical'
When I heard you were doing an article about the Near West Theater, I was very excited, because I had seen the lobby artwork in process on the floor of the arti...

Northeast Ohio pastors want to talk reform with Akron-based FirstEnergy
It's great that this First Energy bailout request is getting media coverage. First Energy is asking to be allowed to NOT find the best costing energy to sell us...

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