The Shakerite

Preparing Newcomers for the Road Ahead

Emet Celeste-Cohen and Andrew Mohar

January 19, 2016

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

The Board of Education had received a pressing message. The subject field read: “Revise On-boarding.” The July 10 memorandum, filed by Chief of Staff Marla Robinson, outlined plans for improving the teacher integration process. “On-boarding...

Search Firm Fails to Inform District of Principal Candidate’s 2010 Charges, Later Dropped

Abby White, Senior Editor

June 4, 2015

Filed under CAMPUS & CITY, INVESTIGATIONS

The district found out yesterday that Gene T. Jones, the top candidate for high school principal, had misdemeanor assault and felony property destruction charges filed against him and dropped in 2010. “Mr. Jones had actually divulged all this information to [Hazard, Young, A...

Woodbury Elementary Provides Many Gap-Closing Programs

Leo Izen, Copy Editor

May 28, 2013

Filed under ACHIEVEMENT, INVESTIGATIONS

At Woodbury Elementary School, approaches to alleviating the achievement gap range from technological programs to team-taught classes. Sixth-grade teacher Ruth Heide mentioned a variety of programs applied at Woodbury. According...

Middle School Provides Programs, Support Aimed to Close Achievement Gap

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Print Editor in Chief

May 8, 2013

Filed under ACHIEVEMENT, INVESTIGATIONS

While test scores and state rankings indicate the achievement gap is present throughout the district, data has consistently implied that it may be most prominent at the middle school. Of all eight Shaker schools, the middle...

Finding the Balance for ‘Overclubbers’

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

March 26, 2013

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

Applying to college? Join the club. Or join all of them. For students deeply entrenched in the ever-more competitive college application process, clubs are playing an increasingly important role in their efforts to set themselves...

Clubs May Take Backseat To New Trends

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

March 26, 2013

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

According to Assistant Principal Eric Hutchinson, fewer students may “overclub” these days. Hutchinson believes that so many new things vie for students’ attention today that traditional pursuits such as club participation...

Girls’ In-Class Experiences

February 19, 2013

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

Dual-enrolled at Cleveland Heights High School and Case Western Reserve University, senior Natasha Madorsky is high achieving. However, she has never been interested in the sciences; she has “never been in a really good science...

Race Versus Gender in Admissions

February 19, 2013

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

Senior Evelyn Ting has noticed different treatment between male and female college applicants. “Colleges and universities will try to send emails that target girls for math and science programs, so I get a lot more of that mail...

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