CLEVELAND: Dr. N. Gerry House, president and CEO of the Institute for Student Achievement, will discuss the report, Cleveland Schools That Are Making a Difference, at noon on Friday, April 25, 2008, at The City Club of Cleveland.
In 2007, the Cleveland and George Gund Foundations engaged independent researchers to identify, describe, and share best practices that exist within Cleveland’s traditional public, private, parochial, and charter schools that make a positive difference in students’ achievement.
House is a nationally recognized urban education leader, whose Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) served as a principle researcher on the project. The resulting report describes 13 local schools recognized for their vision, leadership, curriculum, instructional practices, and community/parental involvement.
ISA is a non-profit organization that partners with high schools to transform them into academically rigorous and personalized small schools/small learning communities that graduate students prepared for success in college. Prior to joining ISA, House spent 15 years as a school superintendent in Memphis and Chapel Hill.
House serves on many organizational boards, including Educational Testing Service, Adelphi University, Success Charter Network, Board of Judges for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Schlechty Center for Leadership in School Reform, and the Alliance for Excellent Education, National Advisory Board.
House was the 1999 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. Additional awards and recognitions include: The Harold J. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Award (1999); The Council of the Great City Schools’ Richard R. Green Award (1998); and Tennessee Superintendent of the Year (1998).
Tickets are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.