Wonder Lead Ambassador

Laura McShane

Joined 3 years ago

I have a background in zoology, park planning and design, landscape architecture and library science. I have morphed from working at a hospital, at a large metropolitan park district, a community development corporation, a metropolitan planning organization, to now, at an urban public library.

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Feb 28, 2020

What is Line?

Literacy is more than reading words in a book. The Akron Art Museum's Creativity Lab builds early literacy in kids through visual interpretation ...


Jan 31, 2020


Looking for a great book to share on World Read Aloud Day? Dev Petty's I Don't Want to Be A Frog humorously addresses identity and popularity. ...


Oct 16, 2019

Uphill, Downhill

This past Sunday, I explored an old carriage trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As I hauled my bike uphill, I realized how scary this ...


Aug 22, 2019

Blast into Reading!

To commemorate NASA's 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and in celebration of National Literacy Month, McDonalds' has partnered with Reading Is ...


Jul 18, 2019

FISH everywhere

Britta Teckentraup's FISH everywhere arrived at the library today!! This magnificent picture book is justification for the preservation of picture ...


May 29, 2019

A More Perfect Union

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but the true origin of the holiday has been obscured : The holiday was not always called Memorial ...


May 20, 2019

Make the Most of Summer

A few years ago, I attended a conference for trail planning. Many state tourism bureaus presented, but Idaho's tagline for vacations especially ...


Apr 26, 2019

Ride a Bike!

Do you remember learning to ride your first bike? How about that first bike accident! Did an adult help you fix your bike when the chain came off, ...


Mar 9, 2019

OpenCon 2019

I am sharing my notes for the OpenCon2109 held on March 7-8, 2019 at Cleveland State University. I was not able to attend the entire conference this ...


Jul 14, 2020

Meet a few of CMSD's 2020 Success Stories

CMSD’s graduation rate has reached record highs for the District, adding to the success stories commonly found in Cleveland's public schools.

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Jul 14, 2020

CMSD releases start dates, plan update

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Jul 13, 2020

CMSD Student Advisory Committee receives national attention

7/14/2020 - Several CMSD students participated in a nation-wide webinar on Friday showcasing the District’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and ...

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Jul 13, 2020

CMSD staff to participate in Tuesday’s Census Blitz

7/13/2020 --The numbers don’t lie. To date an estimated 46.9% of Cleveland households have filled out the 2020 Census form compared to 62.9% in ...

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Jul 7, 2020

Board takes step to seek renewal, add mills

7/7/2020 -- The revenue would help the District continue the progress it has achieved under The Cleveland Plan and manage expenses caused by the ...

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Jul 2, 2020

State guidelines shaping school plans for fall

7/2/2020-- CEO Eric Gordon says the need to keep students, staff and families safe will prevent the District from resuming school as normal but also ...

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Jun 23, 2020

Student videos send a message: Complete the Census

6/30/2020 -- A committee has picked 12 winning video entries in a District contest designed to raise awareness of the Census and its critical ...

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Jun 22, 2020

6/22/2020 -- Not only is this the first cohort to graduate from Global Studies, many students who emigrated to the United States are the first in ...

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Jun 19, 2020

Say Yes specialists staying connected to families

6/22/2020 -- School buildings closed in March, but the demand for services that Say Yes to Education support specialists find for students and their ...

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