State education leaders commend CCS on Raiders XD program

Officials from the Tennessee Department of Education have commended Cleveland City Schools leaders on the success of Raiders XD, an after-school tutoring program for students. It's part of the Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps (TN ALL Corps) tutoring program, which started in 2021. 

Cleveland City Schools is one of the first school systems to participate in the program, which is designed to mitigate learning loss and accelerate student achievement. Students meet in small groups in 30-45-minute sessions, two to three times per week. 

TDOE Chief Academic Officer Dr. Lisa Coons and Senior Director of Academic Strategy Yvette Blue took time to visit students and teachers involved in Raiders XD at Cleveland Middle and Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary Schools Tuesday. 

 “I enjoyed seeing the strength of Cleveland City Schools’ TN ALL Corps program in both Cleveland Middle School and Candy’s Creek Elementary School. Both programs showed exemplary commitment from the teachers, school leaders, and district office," said Coons. "I am excited to see the learning acceleration outcomes in Cleveland!”

These structured tutoring programs have been shown to increase student achievement in Cleveland City Schools. 

“I appreciated seeing the innovative nature of the TN ALL Corps team and their ability to keep problem-solving to support more and more students in Cleveland City Schools," said Blue. 

Adam Moss, the learning acceleration program coordinator for Cleveland City Schools, said this program has been a tremendous success for students across our district. 

"The investment of time from our teachers, students, and families is paying off in every corner of our community. I am appreciative of the Tennessee Department of Education and the General Assembly for their vision and support that allows us to provide this highly successful programming," said Moss.