David Hovis

David Hovis

Father of two young boys in Ohio City. Helped to start the Near West Intergenerational School. I work at the Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials (SCSAM) at CWRU.

My Recent Activity

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Dan, I think the level of parent involvement isn't a prerequisite for a high achieving school....

Dan Moulthrop

So, are you saying that parents at those schools aren't engaged, or is it that their level of engagement isn't a prerequisite of the success they find there?

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Create and Support Quality Schools: Just to shift the conversation a little bit.  My attention was recently drawn to this report from...

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Thanks Dan, I'll update that presentation with New Tech Facing History.  The philosopy behind...

Dan Moulthrop

That's really helpful, David. There's a new high school in the Charles Mooney building on Montclair, just off State Road--it's the New Tech Facing History school (they're still working on the name)--with 68 freshmen and... Continue reading

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to David Hovis: Just to give an example of what I mean. I'm attaching a presentation I made for our babysitting...

David Hovis

It might actually be more helpful to make a list of the great public schools in Cleveland and what neighborhoods they are located in so we can see the gaps.  Certainly I know that I've met parents in Collinwood, Hough, and... Continue reading

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Jonathan Simon: One important note: The fact that only one PTA in Cleveland is registered with the national PTA...

Jonathan Simon

The first thing we can do is make it easier for parents to get involved. When a student has to travel 15-miles across the city to go to the only school in the city with a STEM curriculum, or vocational education, or an... Continue reading

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: It might actually be more helpful to make a list of the great public schools in Cleveland and...

Dan Moulthrop

In the interest of providing the community more entry points to the conversation, here's another question:  What neighborhoods served by the CMSD that are most in need of a new or transformed school and why? Continue reading

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Opening new schools and sponsoring charters are functionally equivelant, so long as you aren't...

Dan Moulthrop

There are a lot of questions and concerns we'll be raising here, and we invite the entire community to ask questions, make suggestions, offer ideas and raise concerns. Here's a first question to start off this... Continue reading

What's Finland doing right? (And what can we learn from them?)

I responded to What's Finland doing right? (And what can we learn from them?): Are there any areas in which Finnish education could be improved?  What is the biggest failing of...

What's Finland doing right? (And what can we learn from them?)

I responded to What's Finland doing right? (And what can we learn from them?): Are there any examples of schools in the US that are similar to the ones seen in Finland?

Backchannel the Debate

I responded to Jason Russell: I think the biggest missing piece is adressing health care.  I think we would have many more...

Jason Russell

Do you agree with Mitt Romney's five point plan to economic recovery?