MPG Case Study: Common Core Readiness and Growth in the Early Grades

Stepstone Academy™ is a Cleveland, Ohio urban charter school with an innovative blended learning model. In 2012 it welcomed its inaugural class of 113 kindergarteners and first graders and will add a grade every year until it reaches K – 8. The school is located in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and partners with the Cleveland School District. Many of the families it serves face significant economic challenges. The majority of students qualify for free and reduced lunch (96%), live within five miles of the school (85%), and are African American (94%).

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