Equity in CH-UH


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Equity in CH-UH

Our District's Policy

In 2016, CH-UH implemented an Educational Equity Policy, the first of its kind in Cuyahoga County. Educational equity addresses the polices, practices, programs, personnel and resources required to ensure access to educational opportunity and achievement for all students. Educational equity benefits all students, and our entire community.

Equity Task Force

Guiding Statements

Mission: The Equity Task Force seeks to create educational equity to raise achievement for all students, especially for students of color, by building awareness and celebrating culture and differences, and providing differentiated resources, because responsibility for disparity rests with adults, not children.

Vision: CH-UH is a responsive, reflective, and honest community which embraces cultural differences to prepare all students for global success.  Race must cease to be a predictor of student achievement.

National School Boards Association's Definition of Educational Equity: "We affirm in our actions that each student can, will, and shall learn. We recognize that based on factors including but not limited to disability, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status, students are deprived of equitable educational opportunities. Educational equity is the intentional allocation of resources, instruction, and opportunities according to need, requiring that discriminatory practices, prejudices, and beliefs be identified and eradicated."


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CH-UH Publishes 2022 District Quality Profile

Jan. 3, 2023 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has published its annual Quality Profile. The publication includes information on District programs and initiatives, acting as a comprehensive viewbook for the school district.
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Statement On Ohio Board of Education's Anti-LGBTQ Resolution

Dec. 23, 2022 -- The Ohio State Board of Education has adopted a resolution opposing Title IX protections for LGBTQ+ children. The resolution is an amended version of the text originally brought forth in September. However, the resolution - and the foundation of bigotry it’s built upon - is harmful, dishonest, and completely unacceptable.
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District Makes Strides in Closing Educational Gaps: 2021-2022 State Report Card Results

Sept. 15, 2022 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is showing notable progress in the Ohio state report card data for 2021-2022, especially in closing educational gaps for students.  
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Students, Educator Recognized with Excellence Awards

May 26, 2022 -- The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio and State Support Team – Region 3 recognized students with special needs, peers and educators with the annual Excellence in Education Awards.
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Noble Elementary Named PTA National School of Excellence

Aug. 25, 2021 -- Noble Elementary is approaching this new school year with extra pride, having just been recognized as a PTA National School of Excellence. The two-year distinction is bestowed on schools after they demonstrate a partnership between the PTA and school that “enriches the educational experience and overall well-being for all students,” according to the National PTA website.
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Heights High English Class Examines Theme of Power

Aug. 18, 2021 -- A group of 20 Heights High School freshmen and sophomores created an impactful photo and essay piece surrounding the theme of power.
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Social-Emotional & Basic Needs Surveys Available For PreK-12 Students

Aug. 6, 2021 -- CH-UH City School District counselors and social workers are busy planning for the 2021-2022 school year. To help them best prepare, PreK-12 students are asked to complete a needs assessment survey.
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BOE Passes Resolution Supporting Culturally Responsive Curriculum

July 9, 2021 -- The CH-UH Board of Education passed a resolution on July 6 in response to the efforts currently underway in Ohio and across the nation to restrict culturally responsive public school curriculums.
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Common Ground: Strengthening Equity and Engagement, July 25

July 9, 2021 -- The CH-UH City Schools Office of Family Engagement, Heights Schools Foundation, and the City of Cleveland Heights Parks and Recreation Department are once again joining forces to host a Common Ground space! The event is designed to build community, support, and strength for our schools.
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Equity Work In Heights Schools Today

June 25, 2021 -- Achieving educational equity in schools is long, slow, challenging work. But it’s work that the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District is committed to doing. As the first district in Cuyahoga County to adopt an Equity Policy in 2016, CH-UH uses that policy as a lens through which to examine all its programming from family engagement to course enrollment to hiring practices.
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