Modern City


Superintendent/CEO Lorain City Schools

This blog shares my personal views and experiences as a superintendent of public school systems in Ohio. My goal here is my goal in all communication -  to engage in respectful and productive discourse with those I serve. Please note that while these thoughts are my own, many of these communications were also published by the school districts I've been honored to work with -- shared through district e-newsletters, websites, social media, mobile apps, and text. My hope is that this page helps to ignite a passion for transparent communication and engagement with other educational leaders as well.

It is with deep and genuine sadness that I write this message of farewell to the Lorain City School District. Please know that I wish this was more personal and timely, but unfortunately, circumstances would not allow for it. Know that I have thought of you often, and...

Today the Ohio Department of Education released the annual Ohio School Report Cards.

“We’re pleased with our performance in K-3 literacy, as are many schools across the state,” says Lorain City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Graham. “This is great news. At the same tim...

In the Lorain City Schools, the start of each school year presents an important opportunity to improve an increasingly urgent issue: too many children missing too many days of school. More than 1/4 of our students are chronically absent — missing nearly a month or more...

On behalf of the Lorain City School District, I want to personally congratulate the first graduating class of the new Lorain High School. There is nothing quite like seeing you cross the stage, being handed your diploma, and knowing you've got what it takes to make it...

This afternoon the Ohio Department of Education, City of Lorain, and Lorain Schools Board of Education released their picks for the new Lorain Academic Distress Commission. Their press release is shared below.

On behalf of the Lorain City Schools, we are incredibly pl...

Wintry weather is upon us, and with that comes some very difficult decisions for northeast Ohio superintendents. Calling off school for inclement weather is always a difficult decision – we want our students here in class, but their safety is critical. With that in min...

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