The Cleveland Transformation Alliance recently recognized the Broadway Academies for above average achievement and progress for the 2021-22 school year. The schools were ranked #23 in Achievement and #6 in Progress out of the city’s participating K-8 schools. The ranking is a measure of intentionality, teamwork, and diligence on the part of the administration, teachers, staff, students, families, and the broader community that continues to support educational excellence at the Broadway Academies. And it recognizes the significant recovery the school is making post-COVID, providing students with the educational resources, opportunities, and social-emotional support they need to experience success.
“We are so proud of our school community and are committed to continued progress as we work together on behalf of our students,” said ACCEL Schools Regional Vice President Sherree Dillions. “Since the first Broadway Academy was founded in 2011, our schools have maintained a culture of personal and collective excellence with students taking an active role in their education. The years pandemic brought new challenges, but we have proven that our staff and our students are resilient.”
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance (CTA) is a trusted community partner working to ensure every student is engaged in a high-quality, equitable education. The CTA gives families and students the information they need to commit to their best-fit public school.
In the CTA’s 2022 Progress Report, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb writes, “Like many cities across the United States, Cleveland faces significant challenges as we work to bounce back from the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic has compounded existing issues like high poverty and low education outcomes for our children, and added new and more severe barriers around mental health and social emotional development, and public safety. As with any transition or change though, our work to come back from the pandemic can also bring with it an opportunity: to not just repair our old problems, but to rebuild our civic foundations stronger and more durable than before.”
Founded in 2011, the CTA’s goals have been updated to address COVID learning losses, students’ social-emotional wellbeing, and the broader need for educational equity. For the Cleveland Transformation Alliance board of directors and staff, educational equity is prioritized through data-driven decision-making, transparency, and family-focused program development. Success beyond pandemic recovery means that every Cleveland student can access the right resources, connections, and learning opportunities to realize their full potential, regardless of their racial identity, family make-up, income, or zip code.