Educators and community leaders from northeastern Ohio gathered this morning to discuss the impact of student mobility on schools, families, and the community. Roberta Garber, former executive director of Community Research Partners (CRP) presented findings from CRP and Fordham's statewide study of student mobility. Responding to the research were panel members Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan Schools; Alan Rosskamm, CEO of Breakthrough Schools; Bob Mengerink, Superintendent of the Cuyahoga County ESC; and John Begala, Executive Director of Center for Community Solutions. The local panel added a human dimension to the study's data and discussed the many ways schools, social services, and other agencies are working in partnership to better serve mobile families and students.
A video of the event, held at the Ideacenter's Westfield Insurance Studio Theater and sponsored by the Nord Family Foundation, will be available on our website soon. To read the study, Student Nomads: Mobility in Ohio's Schools, go here.