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Students visit PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff at NPR’s Ideastream!

By Breakthrough Schools | July 20, 2016

Two students from Breakthrough Schools visited PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff at NPR’s Ideastream – thanks to NPR, Ideastream, NewsHour, and Judy for taking the time! What a great experience for our students.

Breakthrough Schools earns Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016!

By Breakthrough Schools | June 13, 2016

Breakthrough Schools is so honored to receive the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award for Northeast Ohio. Alan Rosskamm and John Zitzner accepted the award on behalf of all the students, staff, teachers, leaders, parents, families, board members, and supporters of our organization. Congrats to everyone on such on honor!

My Hope Is That All Cleveland Kids Can Benefit From a Quality Education Like I Did

By Terrance Reynolds | May 14, 2016

LETTERS FROM ALUMNI SERIES, 2016 TERRANCE REYNOLDS, E PREP CLIFFS ALUMNI I am writing to tell you a little bit about where I am in life now thanks to the education I received at Breakthrough Schools. I was born and raised in Cleveland. Before going to Breakthrough, I attended several other primary schools but did…

New Campus coming to Cudell neighborhood coming soon!

By Breakthrough Schools | February 16, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The highly successful Breakthrough charter school partnership plans to open new versions of its Village Prep and E-Prep schools on the West Side over the next two years. The Cleveland school board gave initial approval last week for a new Village Prep to start in the fall at the old Willard school at…

Cleveland Browns owners pledge $10M donation to Breakthrough Schools!

By Breakthrough Schools | December 30, 2015

VIA CLEVELAND.COM CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are giving $10 million to the Breakthrough charter schools to add more schools in the city. The donation is the largest in the history of the 11-school partnership that is widely considered to be the strongest charter school network in the state. It’s…

Alumni Blog: Why I Fell in Love With Tokyo, Japan

By Terrance Reynolds | November 12, 2015

FROM OUR ALUMNI SERIES, Terrance Reynolds Last weekend I visited Tokyo, Japan and I immediately fell in love with the city, it’s people, and their culture. There is no other place in the world I rather visit. For those five days, it was like I was living a dream. It’s a place that inspired my childhood,…

Alumni Blog: The Journey of A Lifetime to The Philippines

By Terrance Reynolds | October 7, 2015

One of our alums, Terrance Reynolds, is blogging during his study abroad in Hong Kong. This is the second installment from his journey.   TERRANCE REYNOLDS / OCT 7, 2015 I was first approached to go to the Philippines by a group of exchange students I barely knew. With a few extra dollars in my…

Study Abroad in Hong Kong: Week 1

By Terrance Reynolds | September 21, 2015

BY TERRANCE REYNOLDS // SEPTEMBER 2015 Last week I embarked on the most exciting adventure of my life. After 22 hours on the plane I arrived in the beautiful city of Hong Kong. Through an exchange program provided by Ohio University, I’m studying business and marketing at Hong Kong Baptist University. Before classes started I…

Don Shalvey of Gates Foundation Visits #CLE

By Breakthrough Schools | August 27, 2015

Many thanks to Don Shalvey of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Aspire Schools for making the trip to Cleveland, and for the thoughtful words. As reported on today: CLEVELAND, Ohio – Charter schools and school districts are “unlikely allies,” but can combine to give students better opportunities, a key advisor…