The Shakerite

Paving the Way for Renewed Unity

Clara Medalie, Spotlight Editor

November 7, 2013

As new Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. tirelessly makes his rounds of Shaker Heights, he is gathering the voices of Shaker residents and students. His goal: “to address making Shaker schools the best schools in the count...

In First Policy Move, Hutchings Ends Social Promotion

Abby White, Campus and City Editor

August 21, 2013

Superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. announced that the school district will end its policy of social promotion at the middle school. The policy allows students to progress to the next grade even if they fail one or more ...

New Superintendent Throws Grand Convocation

Shane McKeon, Print Editor in Chief

August 19, 2013

New superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr. has organized and will speak at a “celebratory convocation” for all 800 members of the district’s staff; the convocation will also feature a “surprise” guest speaker. The...

Freeman’s Farewell

John Vodrey, Campus and City Editor

June 6, 2013

Dr. Mark Freeman, Shaker Heights City School District’s 25-year superintendent, said he sometimes considers himself an “accidental superintendent.” Freeman, who joined the Woodbury Elementary School faculty in 1967 as...

Students Offer Their Views on Superintendent Candidates

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

March 26, 2013

Although not members of a professional search firm, students who met with the three final candidates for superintendent offered plenty of frank assessments. In large public meetings March 13-15, community members had a chance...

BOE Announces Superintendent Candidates

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2013

The Board of Education has named three candidates of diverse experience to replace Mark Freeman as district superintendent following his retirement at the end of this year. A review of the candidates' application materials...

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