Cleveland Heights High Students Host National MSAN Conference on Closing racial Gaps in Classrooms
October 23, 2017
Earlier this month, the 2017 MSAN Student Conference, “FOCUS: Fighting Our Cause Unified in the Struggle,” was hosted by Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools. The Cleveland Heights community blog of Cleveland.com featured a story about the event.
Cleveland Heights High School sophomore De'Leah Gray is a student with a goal.
"I want a 4.0 GPA," she said. "I had a 3.7 last year, so I'd like to get 3.8 or higher. I want to improve."
When asked how some of her struggling classmates might reach such a lofty grade point average, or at least challenge themselves to so, Gray quickly answered, "Join MSAN."
MSAN is the Minority Student Achievement Network, established nationally in 1999 with Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools among its 15 founding districts.
MSAN is a national coalition of mutli-racial school districts that work together. Its stated mission is to "understand and change school practices and structures that keep racial opportunity/achievement gaps in place."