CMSD Transformation Plan
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Transformation Plan is a bold plan to transform the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. It is a plan driven by research and best practices in student achievement and in school reform initiatives calling for fundamental, system-wide changes in our schools.
The Plan is based on three foundation-funded assessments of CMDS's specialty programs, turn-around strategies and facilities. Community forums held at schools throughout the city were useful in gathering input for school-by-school recommendations. The final transformation plan is based not only on that collaborative effort, but also on objective, data-based research undertaken by the District's Strategic Development Initiative, funded by the Cleveland Foundation and the George Gund Foundation.
That integrated process involved three highly-respected consulting firms that took an objective, fact-based look at where our schools are today and identified "pockets of success" on which we can build for the future of all of our schools.
Input from a 17-member Community Advisory Committee that included parents, educators, community leaders and public officials was extremely helpful to consultants who created the foundation for the plan.
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