Student mobility: A community discussion in Cleveland

Last fall, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Columbus-based Community Research Partners (CRP), and nine other Ohio-based funders released a statewide study of student mobility in Ohio. This ground-breaking research is the first of its kind in the country and uses student-level data, provided by the Ohio Department of Education, to examine mobility patterns and implications across all of Ohio's public schools, both district and charter.

CRP tracked student mobility across and between every school in the state and also did deep dives into five metro areas, including Cleveland. The findings provide a revealing glimpse into the scale of "churn" in Ohio's schools; illustrate the impact of mobility on student achievement; show just how much school choice there is in the Buckeye State through open-enrollment, charter policies, and the like; and provide some important insights into the mobility of students into and out of drop-our recovery schools and e-schools.

Access the full mobility study findings online:

You’re invited: The Fordham Institute, Nord Family Foundation, and Community Research Partners are convening a free, public discussion in Cleveland about what this research means for northeast Ohio’s school districts, charter schools, and communities as they all work to better serve the educational needs of children.

Ohio Student Mobility Project: A Community Discussion

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Registration begins at 9:30 AM · Event is 10-11:30 am

Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre · Idea Center at Playhouse Square

1375 Euclid Avenue · Cleveland

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Presenters and Panelists:

  • John Begala, Executive Director, Center for Community Solutions
  • Roberta Garber, Consultant to Community Research Partners (former CRP Director)
  • Eric Gordon, CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools
  • Robert Mengerink, Superintendent, ESC of Cuyahoga County
  • Alan Rosskamm, CEO, Breakthrough Schools
  • Terry Ryan, Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

To RSVP: or 614-223-1580

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