The Cleveland Transformation Alliance derives its mission and scope from Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools, the 2012 blueprint for a comprehensive reinvention of public education in Cleveland.
This plan lays out the city’s transition to a portfolio strategy -- a new system of district and charter schools held to the highest standard of performance with innovative partnerships to create dramatic achievement gains for every student.
The Cleveland Plan is supported by legislative changes outlined in House Bill 525 of the Ohio General Assembly, which required bipartisan support and an unprecedented level of collaboration among district, charter, union, foundations and business stakeholders.
The Alliance was created by this landmark legislation and serves as the advocacy and accountability voice for school reform in Cleveland.
We're an organization dedicated to reinventing public education in the city of Cleveland, Ohio!
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization that operates as a public-private partnership dedicated to growing a “portfolio” of high-performing district and charter schools in Cleveland. The Cleveland Plan outlines four distinctive work roles for the Alliance:
1. Assess the quality of all district and charter schools in Cleveland: The CTA reports out on school quality using state and local metrics and produces an annual “report card” on school quality for parents and the community.
2. Communicate to parents about quality school choices: The Alliance empowers families to make informed choices through regular communications about school quality and its annual “report card” on all public schools in Cleveland.
3. Ensure fidelity to the citywide education plan (The Cleveland Plan): The Alliance monitors the progress of the plan, promotes national models for replication in Cleveland, supports the development of new local schools, and facilitates collaboration among Alliance members and other stakeholders.
4. Monitor charter sector quality and growth: The Alliance works to ensure new and existing charter schools in Cleveland reflect quality educational standards.
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance’s Board of Directors is chaired by Mayor Frank G. Jackson and includes 29 appointed representatives from the Cleveland Municipal School District, the charter sector, foundations and business leaders, as well as pare
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance works to ensure every child in the city attends a quality school, and that every neighborhood has great schools from which families can choose.