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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).
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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.

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“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. 

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