It's unusual for a public school district to partner with a charter school, but that will happen this fall when Carpe Diem opens inside the new Aiken High School in College Hill. It is one of two schools at Aiken. The other is New-Tech, focused on project-based learning.
A new audit released by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has identified more cases of school districts that are believed to have scrubbed data on state reports.
Four new school districts are identified in this audit: Canton City Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, Northridge Local Schools, and Winton Woods City Schools. Those districts, along with five previously named: Campbell, Cleveland, Marion, Toledo and Columbus, are thought to have fudged data to look better on state reports.
While visiting the Cincinnati Zoo this year, I struck up a conversation with a few of the young people working at the zoo and was amazed to find out that they were both graduates of Zoo Academy – a school inside the zoo.
Started in 1975, Zoo Academy is part of the Cincinnati Public School District and its part-time, vocational program became a four-year, college preparatory magnet school in 1995.
Cincinnati Public Schools is piloting an after-school program featuring the arts. These high energy sessions can't help but keep the kids attention.
This is just the warm-up for the one-hour arts program at Hughes Center. After school, four days a week with alternating artists, kids get to experience something they may not have. On this day it's the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and actress Jesse Wray Goodman.