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21st Century Schools: The Successes of E-Prep

Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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E-PrepIn August, roughly than ten percent of the students are proficient in math and reading. By April, that's more like 70 percent. Welcome to Entrepreneurship Prep. As one student tells it, "At my old school you didn't have to do homework. I'd say my dog ate it, My pig ran over it. I didn't do homework." Not so at E-Prep in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood. The school teaches the same children as the rest of the city schools but gets remarkably different results. As part of our coverage of 21st Century Schools, we'll find out how. Join us tomorrow morning for the Sound of Ideas. That's at 9 o'clock on 90.3.


Education, Community/Human Interest, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends


Marshall Emerson, principal and co-founder, Entrepreneurship Preparatory School
John Zitzner, co-founder, Entrepreneurship Preparatory School

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E-Prep Photo Gallery

E-Prep is located on the 4th floor of this former industrial building on E. 105.

A wall in the school’s lobby is lined with photos of last year’s inaugural class.

E-Prep’s mission statement.

7th-graders Jeffri Black (L) and Jordan Bufford (R).

Reading teacher Lori Lawson.

Social studies teacher Danielle Pelsnik.

The door to Mrs. Pelsnik’s classroom points students toward college.

E-Prep’s computer lab.

Class changes at E-Prep are quiet and orderly.

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