Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights [online 2-16-2016]

 FEBRUARY 16, 2016

  • Noble Elementary School peer-to-peer program
  • Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)
  • Facilities accountability committee appointment

All board members were present.

Noble Elementary School peer-to-peer program

Noble Elementary School has seen an increase of English Language Learner (ELL) students. A 21st Century Community Learning Center grant has funded a peer-to-peer (P2P) mentoring program, which pairs an ELL student who needs extra help in literacy with a native English speaker.

This is a wrap-around support program that includes Lake Erie Ink, for afterschool tutoring; Us Together, a refugee resettlement organization; and a dedicated interpreter.

Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)

More than a dozen students, parents, and teachers told the board how good they felt about the MSAN program and goals. [MSAN is] working on increasing the number of students in AP classes, and [have entered into] a competition with Shaker Heights High School, stressing “My Grades Matter.” [MSAN] has a mentoring program thru AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination.) AVID teachers use research-based best practices to increase college readiness.

Facilities accountability committee appointment

Board President Kal Zucker appointed Patrick Mullen and Alesia Bray to the facilities accountability committee.

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

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