School in Fall 2020

August 4, 2020 NeoSTEM Webinar with area education leaders

‘There is going to be a renaissance coming out of this’
– Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District

School leaders discuss needs for the 2020-2021 school year

What do you have to offer to support students, families and educators during the coming 2020-2021 school year?

This was the organizing question for NeoSTEM’s August 4 webinar featuring Eric Gordon, chief executive officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Mark Curtis, president of the Twinsburg Board of Education; Cynthia Booker, a local media teacher and Kasey Morgan, network manager of MyCom.

From simple encouragement for families to safe space where children can go when school buildings don’t open this fall, the panelists offered a variety of ways for the community to support learning needs of students throughout Northeast Ohio in the Fall.

Watch the webinar here.

Read a summary of the webinar here.

Connect with the panelists:

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The NeoSTEM Ecosystem is keeping a close watch on school district plans for the Fall with the hope that its network can best support the students, families, teachers and administrators of the region.

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