Equity Task Force


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Equity Task Force

Guidance Statements

Mission: 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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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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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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MetroHealth Provides Mobile Health Services to Schools

Apr. 22, 2021 -- MetroHealth Mobile Unit will visit schools in the district providing students with physicals, immunizations, or other needs that they would typically see a pediatrician for. Enrollment forms must be signed and completed in order to participate. Contact your school's nurse for more informaiton. 
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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at HHS Now Open to Families, Community

Apr. 20, 2021 -- Giant Eagle Pharmacy will host a vaccine clinic for students 16 and older on April 28 (Pfizer dose 1) and May 19 (dose 2).
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CH-UH Publishes 2020 District Quality Profile

Apr. 15, 2021 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District recently published its fourth 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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One School, One Book: Oxford Elementary Reads Hidden Figures

Apr. 7, 2021 -- Oxford students, staff and families are all diving deep into the history of the Space Race and the critical role that African American women played in getting the United States into outer space as they read variations of Hidden Figures.
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Spring Test Scores to Determine EdChoice Status in 2023-2024

Mar. 26, 2021 -- Ohio lawmakers recently passed legislation that includes language which will allow the Ohio Department of Education to use state standardized test scores from the 2020-2021 school year to determine EdChoice eligibility for the 2023-2024 school year. Knowing that this spring’s test scores will be dramatically impacted by the pandemic, this would be yet another devastating blow to the District, as current EdChoice legislation has already cost our schools tens of millions of dollars over the past several years.
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Heights Coalition Book Discussion Series Begins March 10

Feb. 26, 2021 -- The Heights Coalition for Public Education will host a community discussion series on Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy beginning March 10. The book's author, Derek Black, will join the first conversation. 
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