Cleveland Schools Improving, But Too Slowly According to Report
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is slowly improving, but not fast enough. That’s the main finding of a report released this week by the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, the group monitoring the school system’s sweeping 2012 overhaul plan.
To help speed progress the report recommends improving attraction and retention of quality administrators and teachers, and more efforts aimed atlow-performingor failing schools. Executive director of the Transformation Alliance,PietvanLier, says one of the bright spots is the graduation rate increasing by two percent.
“The four-year graduation rate is now at 66 percent. That’s really significant, that means a lot, that means a lot more students are finishing school in four years.”
The goal is a 71 percent graduation rate next year. When the transformation plan began in 2012 the rate was 56 percent. VanLiersays college readiness is also inching up. And he stresses the importance of passing a levy renewal this November to keep the momentum moving.
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