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Cincinnati Public Schools' Lauren Worley says the district started implementing changes and improvements to its overtaxed bus system this week. Since school began Aug. 19, parents have complained about buses being overcrowded, late or not showing up at all.

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A new Cincinnati study shows low income and black children benefit the most from being in preschool.

Several local organizations partnered to review Cincinnati Public Schools Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - Literacy (KRA-L). Kindergartners take the KRA-L before November so teachers can assess and teach to the instructional level of students. The data follows students who took the test in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years up until high school

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Cincinnati Public Schools is rerouting yellow buses which will impact 11,000 riders.

In a press release the district says higher enrollment is increasing the demand for yellow bus service. The district says its projection was off by more than 600 students.

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Parents call on the Cincinnati Public Schools district to reform its bus system after a series of problems results in students not getting picked up, being dropped off at the wrong stops, and parents frantically trying to find their kids when they didn't come home on time. 

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In politics, it's not often that a candidate instantly goes from being a near shoo-in on the ballot to a write-in candidate who must convince thousands of people to take the time to write in his name.  

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Late drop off times, lack of communication and crammed school buses are at the heart of some parents' complaints about Cincinnati Public Schools' bus system.

"And once again it's all of the same answers," says Amy Waldfogle, whose daughter is a seventh grader at Spencer Center. "'There's rain; there's traffic; you don't understand; it'll work itself out." She says the reason things work themselves out is because parents quit using the bus system.

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It's the Monday before Cincinnati Public Schools are back from summer break and Akshayaa Venkatakrishnan's classroom is bare.

The only personality the room has are two bumblebee decorations hanging from the ceiling.

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A tax abatement agreement between the city of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools expires at the end of the year, and it appears a dispute about state school funding formulas could be holding up a new agreement.

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An eight-year-old Guatemalan boy is heading into his first day of American school in Cincinnati Monday. José has been in the U.S. since early July after a month's journey and staying in a detention camp.

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The return to class is just a week away for students in the Cincinnati Public School District and this year CPS is accommodating far more young people than anticipated.

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Cincinnati Public Schools is launching a three-year strategic plan Friday. Superintendent Laura Mitchell lays out the five-point roadmap during the Back to School Community Address.

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Before Lauren Worley was getting the word out about Cincinnati Public Schools and student achievement, she was getting the word out about NASA. As press secretary and senior advisor, she led communications initiatives that highlighted the Obama Administration's vision for space exploration. And it wasn't her first high-profile post.

Stargel Stadium Set To Kick Off This Football Season

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Cincinnati Public School's Stargel Stadium is on schedule to open for the 2019-2020 football season.

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A Madisonville charter school board will become a Cincinnati Public School in the 2020-2021 school year.

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The Cincinnati Public School board voted unanimously to place a 10-year tax levy renewal on this November's ballot.

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A 1999 tax abatement agreement between the City of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools is set to expire. Now the city and CPS are at odds over renegotiating the deal.

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Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney said in a letter Tuesday to the Cincinnati School superintendent that the district's operating revenues have actually increased because of city property tax incentives for developers and a 1999 agreement related to those tax abatements.

That agreement expires this year, and Duhaney said "the city is comfortable with or without an agreement."

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South Avondale School will be closed Thursday. A spokeswoman for Cincinnati Public Schools says a large raccoon was running around the inside of the building Wednesday morning, and "in an abundance of caution" students and staff were moved to Rockdale for the rest of the day.

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Cincinnati Public Schools will be taking a good long look at the deal that has helped economic development in Cincinnati, but some say has also shortchanged the district. The tax abatement agreement of 1999 expires at the end of this year.

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Cincinnati Public Schools superintendent Laura Mitchell has recommended moving gamble Montesori High School to the Former Mercy High School.  WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik talked with school board member Eve Bolton about the move. 

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