via Wkyc: Getting ready for the school year will be a little less stressful for teachers as Cleveland Browns Cornerback Denzel Ward with help from The Dream Builders Foundation Took teachers from Carylwood Intermediate School in Bedford Heights to Great Northern Mall for a shopping spree at JCPenny. More than two dozen teachers were in […]

via theundefeated: Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys. Back in the ’80s and ’90s, he was one of them, yearning to connect with male role models. After the death of Jackson’s mother when he was 8, his father […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers. The findings by the National Center of Education Statistics released Tuesday come as teachers across the country are walking out of classrooms […]

After more than a year of negotiation, that almost triggered a strike at the start of the school year, both sides tell WKYC Channel 3 they are happy with the outcome. “It’s a contract that’s not only good for our kids and fair to our educators but also will allow us to create the schools […]

Cleveland School Teacher have reached a deal to prevent a Friday strike. That paves the way to launch the all-out campaign to pass the renewal levy needed to continue the School Transformation Plan. Cleveland students and parents got the good news in a pre-school phone call Tuesday morning. Eric Gordon, CMSD Superintendent and CEO, delivers […]

The Cleveland Teachers Union and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District have reached a tentative agreement for a collective bargaining agreement, according to information released Tuesday. The Cleveland Teachers Union said after 21 hours of bargaining, the district and union reached an agreement at 5 a.m. Tuesday. source: Newsnet5.com

Negotiators are attempting to hammer out a deal to avoid a possible strike Friday by Cleveland Teachers. There’s a news blackout on the talks progress. Neither the union, the Federal Mediator overseeing the talks nor Cleveland Schools are returning calls seeking a progress report on the status of negotiations. The talks are happening at an […]

  Know the Signs Some worries are to be expected. It’s not easy to walk into a new classroom with a new teacher and start from scratch every single year. Watch for these sneaky symptoms of anxiety as the new school year begins: changes in eating habits sleep disturbance clingy behavior meltdowns or tantrums nail […]

Cleveland teachers could soon be headed for a strike. On Tuesday the union gave a legally-required 10-day notice of its intent to strike if a contract is not reached. The union has been without a contract since April. A strike could mean up to 4,300 educators picketing from 100 schools. “Our most critical issue on […]

Summer break has come to an end for thousands of Northeast Ohio students as they head back to the classroom. Cleveland schools are back in session Monday with the exception of Willow School, which is set to open Tuesday. With the studying starting, Cleveland school officials are already looking toward the November ballot with a […]

Twyonia Cooper has fought the good fight for her children’s education. Her crusade first took hold three years ago when her college-bound daughter was being taught Spanish by a substitute teacher at John Adams High School in Cleveland. It wasn’t for a day or two. It was more than two months that her daughter spent […]

The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day  “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”.   Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country.  They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold our children’s lives […]