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Our Intergenerational Model featured on Channel 19

By Breakthrough Schools | April 11, 2014

Have you heard of our “Intergenerational” educational model? It was highlighted by Romona Robinson this week, featuring our Intergenerational students and mentors discussing the vibrant, thoughtful learning community fostered at our Intergenerational schools. View the Video on 19 Action News | Cleveland, OH If you would like to learn more, read about our intergenerational educational…

Breakthrough Visits DC

Raising the Bar: Breakthrough Advocates for High-Quality Charter Schools in DC

By Breakthrough Schools | March 12, 2014

Breakthrough Schools was invited to visit Congress and speak on behalf of our community regarding the innovative, effective, collaborative educational work happening in Cleveland, Ohio. At this session, entitled “Raising The Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education,” our CEO Alan Rosskamm spoke along with the following national education leaders: Ms. Deborah McGriff, President…

Lakeshore Intergenerational School

New Lakeshore Intergenerational School to open in Collinwood!

By Breakthrough Schools | March 4, 2014

We are thrilled to announce our new Lakeshore Intergenerational School will be opening in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland next year. Read more about the news in’s story: Two new charter schools win the backing of the Cleveland school district. Along with our new Lakeshore Intergenerational School, CMSD has awarded preliminary approval for sponsorship to a…

Breakthrough Schools Featured on CBS News

Breakthrough featured on CBS National News!

By Breakthrough Schools | January 13, 2014

We are so excited that our network of public charter schools was featured on CBS National News! Our Near West Intergenerational School gets a special shout out! Thanks to CBS News for helping spread the word about the great things happening in Cleveland. Here is some of the story from CBS News: (CBS News) CLEVELAND…

Breakthrough Superhero FlyBy

Run, Superman, Run!

By Breakthrough Super Intern | October 20, 2013

We had an amazing 5-K fundraiser race to benefit our network of charter schools. Not only did many members of our community show up for the run, but the Superhero Community laced up their sneakers, too. Check out the “Defenders of Education,” as they race around Ohio City to raise money for our schools: Superheroes…

Breakthrough’s New Spaces in Cleveland

By Breakthrough Super Intern | June 26, 2011

Breakthrough is moving into some new spaces! Check out this article in The Plain Dealer to learn more about our new buildings in Cleveland. Breakthrough charter schools buying four closed buildings from Cleveland school district CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Breakthrough charter schools, seeking to expand, are buying four school buildings closed by the Cleveland school…

Charter School Growth Fund

By Breakthrough Super Intern | December 10, 2010

We are thrilled to announce the Charter School Growth Fund is helping us grow. We’re the first in Ohio to receive this award, and we’re so excited for the rest of the country to learn more about these great things happening in Cleveland. Breakthrough charter schools in Cleveland get $2 million for expansion CLEVELAND, Ohio…

Ursuline College and Breakthrough Partner for Teachers

By Breakthrough Super Intern | November 2, 2010

Ursuline College and Breakthrough have begun a partnership to bring the highest-quality, motivated teachers into our classrooms. Ursuline College and charter schools collaborate on program to place teachers in classrooms  Ursuline College and a group of Cleveland charter schools are collaborating on a program to place teachers in urban classrooms. About 20 students in the college’s…

Breakthrough’s Beginnings!

By Breakthrough Super Intern | December 7, 2009

Check out this great story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer to learn more about Breakthrough and our beginnings: Cleveland charter schools banding together under new management company CLEVELAND, Ohio — Alan Rosskamm, former chief executive of Jo-Ann Stores Inc., is putting his business knowledge to work for four Cleveland charter schools. Rosskamm has been hired…