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Ohio's report cards for schools now assign each one an overall grade. And the reports use the A-to-F scale on particular areas, including achievement on state tests and graduation rates. None of Cincinnati Public Schools received an A, and 14 were given an F.

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Cincinnati Public Schools take possession of two schools this weekend that should help the district deal with increased enrollment.

CPS Expanding Its Career Pathway

Aug 13, 2018
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Enrolled, enlisted and employed. Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell says the district is taking a focus on the three Es. During the annual State of the Schools address, Mitchell laid out a new partnership with local organizations, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, meant to help prepare students for graduation and beyond.

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Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell says she is focused on the three Es -- enrolled, enlisted, employed -- as the district tries to prepare students for graduation and keep them in Cincinnati after commencement. It's hoped a variety of partnerships, including one with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, will further the goal.

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It's still uncertain where students, staff and teachers will park when classes resume next week at Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts. A City Council Committee met for more than an hour Tuesday but nothing was decided.

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A Cincinnati Council committee holds a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to try to resolve a parking dispute between the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and Cincinnati Public Schools.

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There are more than 9,000 preschool-aged children living in Cincinnati and nearly half of them are at or below the poverty level. In 2016, voters passed a levy to help make quality preschool more affordable for families and to make more classroom seats available for children. Cincinnati Public Schools signed an agreement with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the non-profit organization Cincinnati Preschool Promise to allocate $15 million a year from the levy toward expanding access to quality preschool.

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Starting June 4, Cincinnati Public Schools will begin offering free breakfast and lunch to disadvantaged children at schools, recreation centers, and other locations throughout the district.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education is selecting Ozie Davis III to fill an open spot on the board.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools board is identifying the seven candidates seeking to fill an open position. They range from community leaders to business-people and former educators.

Should CPS High Schools Start Later In The A.M.?

May 2, 2018

Cincinnati Public Schools is studying the impact of a later school start time for high school students. As part of this process, CPS held a community meeting and surveyed students.

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Updated Tuesday, 3:09 p.m.

FC Cincinnati released a statement to clarify the map published on Monday:

"The attached conceptual site diagram is a draft, potential FCC MLS stadium orientation that has been used for planning and discussion purposes with local officials only.  This diagram is part of a fit study to demonstrate how the stadium could orient on the West End site.  There are other possible orientations, configurations, seating capacities and other design specifications that will be evaluated in a full design process, beginning with the formal hiring of architects, which would commence if an MLS team is awarded."

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The physical impact of a soccer stadium on the West End is a little more clear, as Cincinnati waits to hear if the facility will come to fruition. Hamilton County Commissioners were updated on the state of FC Cincinnati's plans to build a stadium, Monday morning.

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Opponents of a professional soccer stadium in the West End say they're not giving up the fight. Many gathered outside Taft I.T. High School Wednesday night to reiterate their stance, a day after the project took a step closer to reality.

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Taft IT High School is launching what Cincinnati Public Schools believes is the first-in-the-country cybersecurity certificate program.

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Carolyn Jones calls Tuesday night's vote "bittersweet."  The president of the Cincinnati Public School board says they feel like they made the right decision in accepting a deal that will build a soccer-specific stadium in the West End. Jones says board members are also aware of the opposition to the deal.

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Updated: 2:40 p.m.

A tentative deal is in place for FC Cincinnati to build a soccer-specific stadium in the West End, likely bringing the team one step closer to a Major League Soccer franchise, if approved.

Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld announced his support of an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End, unlocking a key vote for the embattled stadium to move forward in the neighborhood. 

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Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) board members will vote on a proposal to swap a stadium for land to build a new one. The plan would allow FC Cincinnati to build a new soccer facility where Stargel Stadium currently stands in the West End. The team would then build a new stadium for the school district on land along nearby Ezzard Charles Drive.

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Updated: 6:33 p.m.

FC Cincinnati doubled its offer to Cincinnati Public Schools in a proposed land swap to build a new soccer stadium, but the deal may just have fallen through. 

Cincinnati Public Schools is considering changing the start of class times for high school students.  District spokeswoman Lauren Worley says there's no specific proposal yet.

Cincinnati Public Schools are preparing to accept students from a failed electronic charter school. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) closed after the state of Ohio questioned its enrollment numbers and cut off funding.

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There are no more tents on Clifton Avenue and the week-long campouts to enroll in Cincinnati Public Schools' magnet program are over. In 2015, CPS switched from a first-come, first-served approach, to the new lottery system for filling its magnet school programs. Parents may begin online applications November 13, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year.

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Cincinnati Public Schools opens the search for a new board member Friday. The death of Chris Nelms earlier this month created the vacancy.

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Chris Nelms – an eight-year member of the Cincinnati Board of Education – died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.

"Chris and I were running mates three times; and we were very close,'' said Eve Bolton, his close friend and fellow school board member. "There is a terrible sense of loss on the board and in the community. He was the moral compass of the school board."

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On the district's first day back, Ohio's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria got a first hand look Wednesday at a new CPS school and specialized programs, saying he was confident "the kids.... are bound for a great education."

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This week the parents of an 8-year-old boy who committed suicide filed a wrongful death suit against Cincinnati Public Schools. Cincinnati City Council approved the controversial expansion of Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Avondale. FC Cincinnati continues to attract sell-out crowds and still hopes to build a new stadium. And Bruce Willis is back in town filming his next movie.

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The new superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools says an online tool for reporting bullying should be ready to go by Labor Day.

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Cincinnati Public Schools is offering its top job to Laura Mitchell. The school board announced the decision Tuesday.

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Last November, Cincinnati voters approved a $48 million levy for Cincinnati Public Schools, part of which will be used to increase access to quality preschool. When the first classes start in August, an additional 2,000 Cincinnati three-  and four-year-olds will start attending subsidized preschool as part of the expansion program. The goal is 6,000 children in five years.

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 Update 3/28/17: The Clifton Cultural Arts Center is officially turning down the Cincinnati School Board's offer of Rawson Estate as a new location.

"After considering the information shared by the District at the meeting on March 21, touring the Rawson House on March 23, and discussing the opportunity with its board, CCAC has determined that the Rawson House is not a suitable location for CCAC," says Director Leslie Mooney in an email.

Mooney says the CCAC will continue to look for a new home.

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Cincinnati Public Schools is adding new programs at nine of its neighborhood schools. They include focus areas such as technology, the environment and math and science.

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