Friday, June 21, 2013

Cleveland Turns Schools Around

Good news from Cleveland:

For years, public schools in Cleveland had some of the worst test scores in America; only 7 percent of their students went on to college.

But a unique partnership between traditional schools and high-performing charter schools is turning that around.

…A retired businessman and Cleveland native, Roskamm is re-opening shuttered schools across Cleveland.

He's the CEO of a group of charters known as "breakthrough schools."

"Our schools demonstrate, if they do nothing else, that there's nothing wrong with the children. That in the right environment they can thrive," said Roskamm.

"Breakthrough" uses three different models for learning.

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