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EDUCATION

Raiders Aim To Regain Rugby Supremacy

It looks like the offspring of soccer and foot- ball, and it has become one of the most exciting sports in the world. The popularity of rugby has attracted a diverse set of players to take in its special brand of fun. In 2006, Shaker Heights High School started its own rugby team, the Raiders, after a few upperclassmen approached longtime science teacher and former player Geoff.
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E-Prep, An Entrepreneurial College Prep School

In James Baldwin’s 1961 essay collection, “Nobody Knows My Name,” the author insisted black parents sent their children to white schools in the South not out of ideals or convictions. “They want the child to receive the education which will allow him to defeat, possibly escape, and, not impossibly, help one day abolish the stifling environment in which they see, daily, so many children perish,” he.
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Students Bake Their way to Independence

Not long ago, three boys and their teacher left school to embark on an adventure. They were headed to the grocery store. For these three second and third grade stu- dents, it was their first self-initiated and self- planned “going out.” A “going out” is a term used to describe a child’s desire to explore the world. Montes- sori schools founder Maria Montessori, who believed it was necessary.
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Barbara Walton Retires

As principal of the eclectic Cleveland School of the Arts, Barbara E. Walton, Ph.D., will bid farewell to her students in May. Now that she is preparing to leave, Walton reflects on the qualities that inspired her 15-year career there. She developed her leadership skills while attending the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as a child. “I gave my mother and my teachers the blues,” Walton said. “I.
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Tools for Success

Every day, students at Glenville High School walk through its doors unprepared for their daily classes. They dress in the latest fashions and carry the newest phones and MP3 players, but it’s a challenge to find one of them with a pen and notebook. Most days, class time is wasted. Students are asking teachers and classmates for pens, pencils or paper – supplies they need to perform.
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ANNOUNCEMENT

This month, the arts nonprofit Jamocha Arts Center celebrates 10 years of community service. The grassroots organization has provided dance, theater, creative writing and drama classes to children throughout Greater University Circle by hosting annual after school and summer camp programs. Founded in 2000, Jamocha’s Executive Director Barbara Bibbs, a local playwright, hopes to garner at least 40 children for an annual field trip to the National Underground.
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Parish Members Volunteer at Local Schools

  “Tutoring is fun!” says Micah, one of 16 third and fourth-graders at East Cleveland’s Mayfair Elementary School. There, students are being tutored in reading comprehension and math by 10 volunteers from Communion of Saints Catholic Church. Formed in January 2010, Communion of Saints Parish partnered with Mayfair, last November, with great success. Mayfair Principal Carol Godbold is pleased with the collaboration, saying “we are blessed to have.
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A Look Back on Public Schools

Topeka, Kan., 1948. Lucinda Todd watches in horror as a car almost hits her 7-year-old daughter, Nancy, as she exits a school bus.Topeka, Kan., 1948. Lucinda Todd watches in horror as a car almost hits her 7-year-old daughter, Nancy, as she exits a school bus. Since Topeka law barred black students from attending nearby all-white schools, many of them, like Nancy, traveled by bus for an.
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Working at the Cleveland International Film Festival

MY VOICE Every year, Cleveland’s International Film Festival turns out to be a spectacular event. There’s a little something for everyone, and I’m proud to say that this year, I was a volunteer on the set of one film called “Life’s Poison.” Angileece Williams, a 16-year-old junior at Saint Martin De Porres High School, wrote the film. Backing for her debut was provided by Scenarios USA, a nonprofit.
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Soul Sisters: CPL’s Tena Wilson on the “Soul of the Village” workshop

  Photo by Jerry Taliaferro In addition to the “Women of a New Tribe” photo exhibit, the Cleveland Public Library will also host “Soul of the Village” an empowerment workshop for women. The event is intended to strengthen them in areas such as career, relationships and health. Neighborhood Voice wanted to learn more. So we called Tena Wilson, CPL’s marketing and communications administrator, for an overview of.
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Greater Cleveland Council Wants More Boy Scouts from the City

After you pass the rumble and bedlam of the Tri-C parking lots on Woodland Ave, heading downtown, you’ll see a striking brick building that looks for all the world like a church. A church, maybe, or perhaps a colonial schoolhouse, or a court, or – thanks to 21st century upgrades like handicap accessible ramps – the admissions office of some prestigious university in Virginia.  It’s actually.
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Riding Healthy

Exercise promotes physical, mental and spiritual health, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and researchers at the University of Illinois’s Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Based on these findings, physically active children have stronger bodies and more self-esteem compared to inactive children. Also, they behave well in school, and test better on standardized exams. Soon, more East Cleveland children may reap.
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Dreaming Big

When you talk to Dontea Gresham, it’s easy to forget he is only 17 years old. He has the dignified demeanor of a preacher and the ambition of a young politician. In fact, if you ask him about his future, you will hear something like this: “When I go to college, I will major in political science with a minor in communications. By the time I graduate,.
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