CLEVELAND, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today was an exciting and constructive day at Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy. We were honored to host Presidential candidate Donald Trump and to discuss his support for school choice. Given CASSA's strong academic performance, it is no wonder Mr. Trump chose to come here today.
ACCEL Schools is tremendously proud of CASSA and its role in advancing the caliber of urban education in Ohio and the impact our other schools throughout the country are having in their respective communities, many of them in economically challenged areas.
CASSA ranked #1 among all community charter schools and 9th overall among all Ohio schools (including schools in affluent suburban neighborhoods) for value-added education in the 2014 Battelle for Kids report. CASSA's Performance Index Scores have also outpaced the Cleveland Metro School District scores for the past three years and they have achieved this performance despite the fact that they receive significantly less funding than Cleveland's traditional public schools.
At ACCEL, we have a vision of creating a network of high-performing academic schools that work with local education boards to give them the well-run schools they need and want.
We believe every child in this country deserves to be whatever they want in life regardless of their geographic or economic circumstances. We also believe that by creating a model of academic excellence that's financially sustainable, we can achieve that goal," commented Ron Packard, Founder & CEO of Pansophic Learning.
Please see attached Fact Sheets re: CASSA performance and funding levels, ACCEL Schools and the Cleveland Arts & Social Sciences Academy (CASSA).
Additional source material + video: Cleveland Plain Dealer interview with R. Packard.
Ron Packard Bio:
Ron Packard is the Founder and CEO of Pansophic Learning, a global technology based education company overseeing ACCEL Schools with more than 25 locations and 8,000 students across the country. Packard is a well-known educator, entrepreneur and visionary as well as the author of the highly regarded and reviewed book Education Transformation.
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PDF - http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/ENR/405878-CASSA-Data.pdf
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SOURCE ACCEL Schools