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Cincinnati Public School Board named Tianay Amat interim superintendent at their meeting Monday evening. She will begin working in that role on June 12.

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Updated May 11, 2021

Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell is resigning from the job she's held since 2017. She made announcement at Monday night's board meeting. Mitchell is leaving to take the top job at Beech Acres Parenting Center.

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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.

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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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Budget concerns could lead to staff reductions in Cincinnati Public Schools.

COVID-19 has cost the district more than $42 million to date. Now facing a massive budget gap, Treasurer Jennifer Wagner said they may have to reduce their budget by $38 million.

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Cincinnati Public Schools will transition to a blended learning model starting Oct. 5.

Under a 1-2-2 model, all students will take part in distance learning on Mondays. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, a group of students will attend classes, followed by a separate group on Thursdays and Fridays.


The next great business leaders may be working on their sales pitches at an elementary school near you. Cincinnati Public Schools launched its Vision 2020 initiative in 2016. The idea is to strengthen neighborhood schools through specialized new programming in partnership with the community. At Rothenberg Preparatory Academy and Westwood School business acumen is the focus. Students in the 5th and 6th grades design, start and maintain their own businesses as part of the schools' Student Enterprise Program. Local business owners visit the classrooms to give real-world advice to the young entrepreneurs.