10 reasons why I choose to live in Cleveland Heights

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I’ll start out by saying that I recognize that there are many problems in Cleveland Heights, as there are in most communities.  And I agree with others who post on Next Door that our relatively high taxes and the performance of our schools are issues that reduce the desirability of our community to some current […]

Learning from Trick or Treating

Trick-or-treating at Spirit Corner community green space in the Coventry Village neighborhood.
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In our Cleveland Heights neighborhoods, most of us live fairly close together.  And when we live close together, we will, for better or worse, be affected by the actions of our neighbors! So in Cleveland Heights, it’s particularly important that our neighborhoods function as communal places, where neighbors communicate and socialize and work together to […]

Share your ideas for creative place-making in the Heights

Bob Brown discusses historical foundations for place-making at the BottleHouse
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On October 10, FutureHeights held a public forum at the BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery on elevating areas of our community through creative place-making. Attendees enjoyed hearing from several presenters, each with a unique view on what place-making is and how it can be incorporated into our neighborhoods. Bob Brown discussed historical foundations of place-making and […]

Enjoyable Ghost Stream Bicycle Ride featuring the Dugway Brooks Led by Roy Larick

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  Ghost Stream Bicycle Ride Featuring the Dugway Brooks:  Sunday October 8th. As part of the Fall 2017 local history lectures, Dr. Roy Larick (local author and archaeologist) led a group of 20 plus enthusiasts (and one dog travelling via bicycle basket) around the Heights searching for the above ground pieces of the east and west […]

“Backpack Full of Cash”: Northeast Ohio Screening, Oct. 10, 7 PM, Cleveland Heights High School

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In these times when Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, is devotedly promoting school privatization, f you can make it to Cleveland Heights on October 10, please join us to consider the strengths of public education and the disadvantages of privatizing public schools. On Tuesday, October 10 at 7 PM, in the auditorium at […]

Heights Education Group Uncovers Widespread Opposition to Confirmation of DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary

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This afternoon, members of the Heights Coalition for Public Education presented to the local staffs of Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman a joint statement—signed by 20 statewide and local educational and civic organizations—opposing the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donld Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education. The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and […]

City Storm/Sewer Water Conveyance, Berkshire Rd.-Derbyshire Rd.

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It is difficult to promote the City of Cleveland Heights for private investments (Capital Formation) without a well developed, first class infrastructure. The City of Cleveland Heights may keep losing population and be second in a domino effect after East Cleveland’s failure if it cannot set its priorities right on its infrastructure. If Cleveland Heights […]

Quality vs. exclusivity: Understanding Heights schools

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Ten years ago, it was pretty easy to see the scientific flaws in the State of Ohio’s school ratings: no valid test samples, no comparison of pre-test and post-test, no time-series tracking of student results over the years, meaningless descriptions for the attainment levels—basically, no way of telling which schools were having what effects on […]

Counterpoints to Heights Observer article on Renovated High School

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I noticed the recent Heights Observer article: “Renovated high school on track for August 2017 completion” http://www.heightsobserver.org/read/2016/09/30/renovated-high-school-on-track-for-august-2017-completion The sentence “The building will be one of the most energy-efficient high schools in the nation.” is in error. There is no evidence to support that sentence. The Sustainability Working Group (SWG) reviewed the design in July-August 2015 […]

Why My Husband and I Will Vote “Yes” on the Heights School Levy

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Our children are grown and live far away, but my husband and I will be voting for Issue 109, the Heights School Levy. We believe supporting our community’s children is a responsibility and a privilege. Our high school students can study advanced chemistry and physics, a range of foreign languages, advanced placement Calculus, and computer […]