Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education

Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education

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Center Overview

The Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education is an outreach office of the College of Education and Human Services focusing on providing support in the face of the changing demands placed on educators, schools and districts. The Center supports the work of a broad education community by providing services, resources and collaborative professional learning to area schools, districts and education oriented programs. The Center serves as an incubator for new or novel approaches to education and the necessary thought and planning process involved in implementing those approaches or driving an Action Research project. The Center seeks to bring together partnerships of organizations that will support and enhance the overall education venue of Northeast Ohio.

For the past 31 years, the Center, formerly the Greater Cleveland Education Development Center (gcedc) has served as the home to a consortium of area school districts, educational agencies and the University brought together to exchange ideas, discuss common concerns, and consolidate resources. Member districts are offered a number of additional benefits and resources. Currently over 40 area districts and organizations are member organizations. This membership consortium has served as a foundation for cross-district cooperation and sharing – thus strengthening everyone involved. The Center also serves as the home of the Cleveland Schools Book Fund – an endowed program designed to support and extend the literacy activities of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The Cleveland Schools Book Fund places book collections and bookshelves in every Pre-K through Grade 4 classroom in CMSD and supports home literacy efforts of CMSD enrolled students through activities and resources located at

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