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Partner Bio:

Design Lab Early College High School

1740 East 32nd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

www.clevelandmetroschools.org/designlab

[We] started working with Polis Woodworking during the 2017-18 school year. Our goal was to connect our students with a dynamic partner in the city of Cleveland. We want our students to see what people who love to make, and build, and design actually do. We also wanted students to be able to apply math and science skills beyond the traditional classroom and textbook way of learning content. Polis far exceeded our expectations. Students enjoyed working with Polis at our school, but they
particularly loved getting to go to Polis’ shop to work off school grounds. When we ask students to redo a problem in math class, they don’t want to. When Bryan from Polis suggests that students redo a cut, or try again, students welcome the feedback and get
to work. When working with Polis, Design Lab students are applying content in a real-world context, while also learning to plan, persevere, finish a task, and take pride in their work. We can’t wait to work with Polis again this year!
— Eric Juli, Principal at Design Lab Early College High School (CMSD)

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