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.

February 14, 2019

Over the last few years, the districts in which I have served as a superintendent have weathered what anyone in education would consider to be unusual and challenging circumstances. However, the challenge I am asked about most often is that surrounding my time as the s...

August 15, 2018

In 2015, led by a passionate Governor Kasich, the Ohio legislature passed HB70 with one reading and little testimony.  The goal was pure — provide better educational opportunities for ALL of Ohio’s children — but in practice, the law has been and continues to be detrim...

The day after I was hired in the Lorain City Schools, HB 70 was signed into law which essentially meant that we were given seven months to convert our F’s to C’s on the Local Report Card. We understood that the likelihood of that occurring was low - especially with the...

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...

August 29, 2017

First, I want to thank everyone for all you did to ensure a strong start to the 2017-2018 school year. Whether you are a parent who helped ensure your child was excited about returning to our classrooms, an educator or staff m...

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