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Cathy Whitehouse: Rethinking Education, Nurturing Success

Cathy Whitehouse may look like a mild-mannered school principal, but she has a growing reputation as a revolutionary. Whitehouse co-founded and heads The Intergenerational School, one of the most highly-rated public charter schools in Ohio. The school, housed in the Fairhill Partners building at 12200 Fairhill Rd., earned the state’s top rating — excellent with distinction — in 2010. And last month, the Ohio Alliance for Public.
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Innovative Schools in the Greater University Circle area

The Intergenerational School was the only school in Greater University Circle, and one of only two charter schools in Northeast Ohio, to receive an "Excellent with Distinction" rating from the Ohio Department of Education for the 2010-11 academic year, the most recent ratings available.  But, Greater University Circle is also home to other highly-rated schools. The following schools received a rating of "Excellent" from the Ohio Department.
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Children’s Musical Open to All. Rehearsals Start Jan. 11

A musical for children will be presented at Plymouth Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Plymouth Church, UCC, is located at 2860 Coventry Rd., one block south of the Coventry-Shaker Blvd. rapid stop and just east of Shaker Square. Ample parking is available in the church lot.  The play will be "The Tale of Three Trees." It tells how we all dream of what we.
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Citizens Leadership Academy Progress Report

In August, the Neighborhood Voice reported the opening of Citizens Leadership Academy, a new charter middle school preparing to welcome its first class of sixth graders. Jerald King, who was one of those students, shared his thoughts on entering the new school from its sister school, Citizens Academy.  We caught up with King to see how well he is adjusting to life in the new school.  “The.
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The Power of Poetry

  America SCORES Cleveland is an after-school program for elementary school students that uses creative writing, sports and service to inspire children to "have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world."  Young poets from the program performed their original works at the seventh annual America SCORES Cleveland Poetry SLAM in November at Cleveland State University.   The girls’ team from Michael R. White School received second place honors,.
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Science and Medicine at John Hay

Meet the students, staff, and community partners who are part of the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, an innovative public school on the John Hay Campus in University Circle.   .
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CMSD’s Parent University: Help Your Student Succeed

Check out the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Parent University. Help your student succeed. The winter session starts Jan. 9 and includes workshops on everything from healthy cooking to raising leaders to filling out the FAFSA and helping students prepare for the Ohio Graduation Test. Classes take place at schools throughout the city. Registration is ongoing, but participants must register at least one week prior to the.
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Santa Visits East Cleveland’s MLK Civic Center

On December 12, Santa hung out with youngsters at the East Cleveland Martin Luther King Civic Center. The day included breakfast, balloon art, face painting, and photographs with Santa. Puppeteer David Johnson also made an appearance as did the McGregor Home Senior Choir who gave a surprise concert. The community sponsored event took place in partnership with the city, the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center, and the.
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Design Unveiled for African-American Cultural Garden

Hundreds of people, including community residents and local leaders, joined together Dec. 7 for the unveiling of the long-awaited African American Cultural Garden design. Susan Hall, co-chair of the marketing and public engagement committee for the African American Cultural Garden, said, "It started with a vision." The cultural garden, also called the AACG, was a community effort led by the now deceased Booker Tall and others..
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A New Year’s Resolution for Education

As we begin to reflect on 2011, let us take a moment to recognize the many contributions that were made to ensure that the children in our communities were given the opportunity to maximize on their dreams and aspirations through a quality education. Perhaps as an educator, you spent countless hours outside the classroom to enhance and support the development of your students. Or maybe you.
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Helen S. Brown Senior Center, A Neighborhood Treasure

I’ve passed the Helen S. Brown Senior Center (HSB) countless times without once stepping inside. So until now I’ve been clueless about an incredible East Cleveland resource that's available for residents ages fifty-five and up.   WHen I recently dropped by, I talked with seniors and Kevin Valentine, the HSB director. Valentine is also the East Cleveland Director of Senior Services. In the latter role, he.
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East Cleveland Kwanzaa Coalition Invites You To Celebrate

The East Cleveland Kwanzaa Coalition Invites You to Come Celebrate with us the Principle of IMANI WHEN: 1 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012 WHERE: East Cleveland Civic Center, 14801 Shaw Ave., East Cleveland For more information contact:  Sis Doris Willis at  216-253-8624. Venders welcome. Contact:  Sis. Joan at  216-795-9855 Queen Surayyah at 216-376-9722  Sis. sadiQa at  216-291-9596 For more Kwanzaa events, check out the Neighborhood Voice community calendar.  .
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Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Awards over $9,000 to Grassroots Groups in Central

In December, members from five grassroots groups received grants up to $3,000 each for their resident-led projects. The Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative and Neighborhood Connections partnered to create this new funding opportunity in Central to encourage involvement and leadership by neighbors in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Initiative. All projects must focus on the positive social development and academic success.
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Cleveland Poetry Slam

More than 250 elementary-age students, from nine Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, performed their original works of poetry at the seventh annual America SCORES Cleveland Poetry SLAM Friday, November 18 at Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium.   The citywide poetry slam gave America SCORES’ budding poets an opportunity to have their voices heard by more than 500 parents, teachers and community members including Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon.
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It’s Kwanzaa Time by Doris Willis

In 1966, when the cultural celebration of Kwanzaa was first practiced, Dr. Maulana Karenga used African harvest traditions as a model to introduce and reinforce a set of seven principles that African-Americans could incorporate into our lives on a daily basis.  Dr. Karenga chose these seven principles because of what they emphasize collectively, their positiveness and roots in African culture. These principles are the moral minimum.
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