CPS http://wvxu.org en CPS proposed budget to increase tech spending http://wvxu.org/post/cps-proposed-budget-increase-tech-spending <p>The proposed 497-million dollar budget relies heavily on passage of the renewal levy this fall. That 10.26 mill levy brings in 25% of the budget.</p><p>Monday at 6:00 p.m. Treasurer Diana Whitt will give the specifics at a public hearing. Spokeswoman Janet Walsh says the district is moving toward each student having his or her own portable computer.</p><p>Walsh says, "We've actually piloted bring your own devices, so it will vary from school to school but the overall goal is to ensure every student has access to their own device."</p><p>The goal is to personalize learning:</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 28273 at http://wvxu.org CPS proposed budget to increase tech spending Cincinnati School Board and teachers reach tentative agreement http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-school-board-and-teachers-reach-tentative-agreement <p>Cincinnati Public School teachers will get their first across-the-board raise in six years, if they okay a new 3-year contract hammered out by negotiating teams for the Cincinnati Board of Education and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers.</p><p>The District says the proposed 4 percent salary increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014 and a 2 percent increase for 2015, contingent on stable local funding, will make it easier to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers.</p><p>Other provisions of the proposed contract include:</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:21:34 +0000 Ann Thompson 26768 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati School Board and teachers reach tentative agreement CPS, Winton Woods ratings same after scrubbing recalculation http://wvxu.org/post/cps-winton-woods-ratings-same-after-scrubbing-recalculation <p>Tuesday the Ohio Department of Education issued <a href="http://education.ohio.gov/Media/Media-Releases/2011-Report-Cards-Revised-for-Districts-Schools-Fo#.U2jxNWBOVMw" target="_blank">new report cards</a> for the six school districts accused of scrubbing data, including <strong>Cincinnati and Winton Woods</strong>, whose ratings remained the same.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 14:48:22 +0000 Ann Thompson 26373 at http://wvxu.org CPS, Winton Woods ratings same after scrubbing recalculation CPS math scores get bigger thanks to GE grant http://wvxu.org/post/cps-math-scores-get-bigger-thanks-ge-grant <p>The <a href="http://www.gefoundation.com/">GE Foundation </a>now has statistical proof its funding is helping students at CPS and three other districts improve their math scores. It hired <a href="http://www.cpre.org/">CPRE.org </a>to analyze data from <strong>Cincinnati and three other districts </strong>including:</p><ul><li align="LEFT">Jefferson County, KY</li><li align="LEFT">Erie, PA</li><li align="LEFT">Stamford, CT</li></ul><p align="LEFT">Pennsylvania researcher Dr. Phillip Sirinides of CPRE.org studied the data.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:11:54 +0000 Ann Thompson 14163 at http://wvxu.org CPS math scores get bigger thanks to GE grant CPS makes changes to avoid "scrubbing" data http://wvxu.org/post/cps-makes-changes-avoid-scrubbing-data <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>New policy</STRONG></P> <P>In order to comply with state rules, Cincinnati Public Schools says it has changed the way it reports&nbsp;when a student transfers from one school in the district to another.&nbsp;Instead of&nbsp; withdrawing the student from one school and waiting for&nbsp;him or her&nbsp;to enroll&nbsp;at another, the district will now enroll&nbsp;the student&nbsp;immediately in the new school and the new school will have the&nbsp;responsibility to make sure the studen Mon, 13 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 12220 at http://wvxu.org CPS makes changes to avoid "scrubbing" data