Cleveland Schools Begin Year With Momentum

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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland students were headed back to school Monday, and an early start to the school year meant taking an early advantage of the district's newest goals.

According to Eric Gordon, the superintendent, it's not just about holding students and parents accountable, it's about high expectations for those in charge.

A major focus for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's 2013-2014 year is what is referred to as investment schools that have been struggling and require a concerted effort to turn that around.

The district has invested in improvements to the physical buildings but also replaced some principals and teachers and retrained others over the summer.

Cleveland schools finally seem to have some momentum heading into the year.

There are no anticipated cuts this year, and are even more teachers in the classrooms.

Every time the students get a report card, the district will put out one of its own.

Gordon will be visiting schools to welcome students back on their first day but he likes to make which schools he chooses a surprise.

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