Cincinnati Public Schools

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Apr. 14, 2021 meeting)

Nearly $50 million could go toward improving concurrent learning systems throughout Cincinnati Public Schools. This comes from a draft of the fiscal year 2022 budget that will be presented May 19.

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Cincinnati Public Schools will have classes in-person five days a week next year and will include options for remote learning. CPS' Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Monday that offers choices between five days of in-person and remote instruction, and includes the possibility of blended learning.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Mar. 15, 2021 meeting)

Cincinnati Public Schools enrollment has dropped 3.9% since Oct. 2019. Nearly 5,000 students withdrew from the district during the 2020-21 school year.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education is facing a lawsuit for possible violations of the Open Meetings Act involving text messages between board members during and outside of public meetings.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Mar. 10, 2021 meeting)

During a Cincinnati Public Schools board meeting Wednesday, the board voted 4-3 on a return plan for the fourth quarter of the school year that will allow students and their families to choose between being in school five days a week or full distance learning.

Board members Eve Bolton, Pamela Bowers, and Mike Moroski were the no votes.

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Cincinnati Public Schools has received at least five grants totaling $24.2 million to help with funds during the pandemic.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Mar. 1, 2021 Board Meeting)

Surveys from Cincinnati Public Schools are being sent to families' homes to see which learning option they would prefer - distance learning or in-person classes five days a week.

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Cincinnati Public Schools students from the group Speak Up and Speak Out presented a list of demands to the school board Monday night.

The group was started in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed last summer by a Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

Students in Cincinnati Public Schools' "Speak Up and Speak Out" group on Thursday revealed plans to present a "list of demands" to the school board.

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A board member at Cincinnati Public Schools landed in hot water over the weekend after a video of her making disparaging remarks about Walnut Hills parents surfaced online.

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During a budget committee meeting Thursday, Cincinnati Public Schools board members voiced concerns about enrollment affecting next year's budget.

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High schoolers will begin transitioning back to classrooms across Cincinnati Public Schools this week. While some students are excited to return, others have concerns.

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Cincinnati Public Schools and other districts around the globe are the target of hundreds of thousands of hacking attempts almost daily. Cyber criminals see a COVID-forced remote learning environment as a vulnerability in internet security. As hackers scramble to get in, schools are looking for ways to keep them out.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he had a deal with school districts: The state would vaccinate K-12 teachers from COVID-19 if schools pledged to resume in-person learning in some form by March 1.

During an unexpected news conference Friday evening, DeWine said some districts are going back on the deal after teachers received their first doses, including Cincinnati Public Schools.

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After a more than four hour-long meeting, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board passed a resolution that will keep Walnut Hills High School remote for the time being.

The resolution, proposed by Board Member Mike Moroski, passed 5-2, with the lone 'no' votes being cast by Melanie Bates and Eve Bolton.

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A Hamilton County Common Pleas judge has rejected an injunction request against Cincinnati Public Schools. The union representing teachers filed suit last week seeking to delay a return to in-person learning.

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The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is suing Cincinnati Public Schools to delay the return to blended learning.

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On Thursday, the first 400 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered to Cincinnati Public Schools teachers and staff.

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More than 3,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Cincinnati Public Schools stay remote until all of its teachers can get vaccinated.

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Staff members at Cincinnati Public Schools will begin receiving vaccinations on Thursday.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Jan. 20, 2021 meeting)

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Cincinnati Public Schools on Saturday announced a return to blended learning Feb. 1. The decision was made just days after Hamilton County reached "purple" on Ohio's Public Health Advisory System, which indicates the highest level of spread. During Wednesday's board meeting, teachers voiced concerns about the return and the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Jan. 16, 2021 meeting)

Cincinnati Public Schools will use a phased-in approach to return to blended learning starting Feb. 1.

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Cincinnati Public Schools is working with the Cincinnati Health Department to get staff vaccinated for COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to be delivered to the health department in three weeks.

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit against Cincinnati Public Schools can move forward. The case involves 8-year-old Gabriel Taye, who died by suicide in 2017. According to the lawsuit, his suicide was the result of the chronic bullying he suffered at Carson Elementary School. Gabriel’s parents, Cornelia Reynolds and Benyam Taye, sued Cincinnati Public Schools for his wrongful death.

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After a two-year appeal process, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court is allowing a wrongful death suit against Cincinnati Public Schools to move forward.

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Following weeks of demands to remove school resource officers from Cincinnati Public Schools, the Young Activists Coalition have created a petition to gauge the community’s response.

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Cincinnati Public School's Board of Education is plotting out a return to blended learning for next semester. CPS switched to distance learning last semester due to a lack of staffing due to COVID-19.

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Cincinnati Public Schools will not return to blended learning on Jan. 4 as previously stated. Instead, the Board of Education will decide once it reviews community COVID-19 data on Jan. 16.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Nov. 23, 2020 meeting)

Cincinnati Public Schools has a budget in place for the fiscal year. The budget will give CPS $647 million to work with going forward after having to make changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Students across Cincinnati Public Schools are calling for the removal of police from the school district. During a regular board meeting on Monday, students voiced their requests from home and just outside the building where the meeting took place.

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