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EDUCATION

New High School Hosts Information Sessions

Nexus Academy of Cleveland will host a series of information sessions and events, both online and in-person, for prospective parents and students to learn about the new blended high school. The school is scheduled to open a campus at 3615 Superior Ave. for the 2012-2013 academic year. The information sessions will give parents and students the opportunity to hear more about this new approach to.
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Two Local Students Share Their Take on College Life

It's that time of year again: back-to-school. With classes starting soon at schools and colleges in the area, Neighborhood Voice asked two local students for their perspective on going from high school to college. Here's what they had to say: Making the Transition to Tri-C Graduating from Jane Addams Business Careers Center and going off to college, I thought it was going to be super hard, but.
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Ashbury Computer Center Closes Digital Divide

 Wanda Davis had a dream 10 years ago. She envisioned teaching computer skills to seniors who wanted to help their grandchildren with homework.  With every click of the mouse, Davis imagined, these seniors would help bridge the digital divide that locks certain groups of people out of the computer age and the knowledge that comes with it. Davis turned her dream into reality when she created Ashbury Senior Computer Community.
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Charles R. Drew Academy: For Teens Interested in Medicine, Dentistry, Research

  Good news 10th to 12th-graders of color who like medicine, dentistry or medical science. If your cumulative GPA is 3.5 to 4.0, the Cleveland Clinic, in partnership with the Health Legacy Project, holds the Charles R. Drew Academy for students like you. The academy's 2013 application deadline is October 12, 4:30pm. This paid internship takes place on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and runs for 12 Saturdays in.
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Hough Tennis Clinic Gets Grant

USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, awarded a grant to Inner City Tennis Clinic, Inc. (ICTC) of Cleveland. ICTC has a tennis clinic in Hough at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, 8611 Hough Ave. ICTC's programs inspire positive character development and strive to build a life-long appreciation of literacy, wellness, fitness, tennis and poetry. The program is currently an eight-week.
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College Life

It's that time of year again -- back-to-school time. With classes starting soon at schools and colleges in the area, Neighborhood Voice asked one local student for her perspective on going from high school to college. Here's what she had to say: Graduating from Jane Addams Business Careers Center and going off to college, I thought it was going to be super hard, but it's not..
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Gov. Kasich Signs Mayor Jackson’s ‘Cleveland Plan’ into Law

 Gov. John Kasich signed the “Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools” into law Monday inside the auditorium at John F. Kennedy High School, an action that trumpets a new beginning for the 43,000 students enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In signing the legislation, Kasich thanked members of the Cleveland Teachers Union and their leadership for being receptive to the transformation, which came at a cost.
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Cookies 4 College Update

I'm Channon Conner, and I attend Health Careers campus at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where I started a project called Cookies 4 College. I came up with up the project to sell cookies to pay for college when I discovered I was applying for scholarships and grants and not receiving any. I began to worry about how I would pay for college, especially since I'm going.
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Not Your Usual Summer Camp

About 30 children from Greater University Circle attended a summer camp led by the Marines last month. Lt. Colonel Ricco Player, who grew up at East 92nd Street and Superior Avenue, returned to Cleveland for the first time in about 15 years to lead the group. “We have to invest in children now,” said Player, a father of four, who now lives in Virginia. The children, ages 10-15,.
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Local Camp Takes A ‘Fresh’ Look at Glenville

One of the most basic desires of any human being is to be heard. With almost 400,000 people in the city of Cleveland, it’s easier said than done – especially if you’re a child. Disk jockey Doc Harrill, a local music producer, turntablist and teacher who lives in Glenville, is trying to change all that by giving youth in Glenville and University Circle a unique opportunity. “The.
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Appreciation Day at Luke Easter Park

The Cleveland Youth Empowerment Organization has been in existence since 2001. Our mission is to educate, recreate and empower the youth of Northeast Ohio by providing training, mentoring, tutoring, college tours, recreational activities and scholarships to enhance their quality of life. In past years, we have assisted more than 40 youth in their endeavors to seek secondary education. We are proud to say that 75 percent.
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African-American Museum Seeking Donations

Did you know we have an African-American museum right here in Hough? The African American Museum of Cleveland is one of the oldest independently run and operated museums in the country and it’s right here in our neighborhood, but its doors are closed because of lack of funding. The museum, at 1765 Crawford Rd. off of Hough Ave., is seeking donations. If every African-American in the area.
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“It Is Not Just A Playground”

Growing up, I remember staring at my grandmother as she watched the 6 p.m. news, shaking her head and scorning the television. "It takes a village to raise a child," she said. "Lord have mercy. It takes a whole village!" It seemed there was a story about a child being killed, locked up at an early age or caught doing something wrong on the news all the.
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Creating a Bright Future for Local Students

Instead of going on vacation or hanging out by the pool, imagine spending the summer in one of the country’s best hospitals watching open heart surgery performed by skilled surgeons, or being surrounded by beautiful gardens conducting botanical research or working one-on-one with the people who make priceless works of art come alive for visitors. This may not be your typical summer, but for 65 bright.
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Black History in June?

It’s been jokingly said that Black History Month is celebrated in February because it is the coldest and shortest month of the year. Lynn “Hamptonio” Hampton, president of the Carter G. Woodson Project, is determined to destroy that joke. He is working to change Black History Month from February to June. “What made me start this movement was some programming I organized in February,” Hampton said. “I.
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