In December 2021, the Ohio Department of Education approved “The Road to Revitalization,” a comprehensive, three year improvement plan for the East Cleveland CSD. The plan leverages state oversight, moving away from traditional KPIs to metrics that are selected, and will ultimately show improvement, for small urban districts. By utilizing networks in practice to focus short cycle unit planning on the delivery of literacy and vocabulary through the use of explicit instruction, we hypothesize that our District committee structure and simplified continuous improvement model can be taken to scale in any school district. Our committee structure includes frameworks for decision-making related to academics, student health and well-being, and stakeholder engagement.
Henry Pettiegrew II, Superintendent, East Cleveland City School District
Thomas Domzalski, Director of Strategy, Research and Technology, East Cleveland City School District
Paula Elder, Director of Curriculum, Instructor and Assessment, East Cleveland City School District
Courtney Bean Jones, Director of Curriculum, Instructor and Assessment, East Cleveland City School District
Tishawn Benson, Teacher, East Cleveland City School District
March 24–27, 2024
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