Cleveland Schools Making Academic Progress

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CLEVELAND– The Cleveland School District remains in academic distress, but is making enough progress to avoid falling under state control.

State Superintendent Richard Ross held a press conference Monday afternoon with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon.

Ohio law usually requires the superintendent to place a struggling district under control of a state-run commission.

But, Ross said both he and the state legislature support Cleveland’s plan to transform its schools.

So, Monday, Ross granted a waiver to keep the district under Gordon’s control.