Cincinnati Public Schools

The deadline to submit applications for Cincinnati Public Schools' new online magnet school lottery is Sunday.

In August, the district announced it was suspending the camp-out system for a year in favor of a lottery.

Center on Reinventing Public Education

A report out Wednesday on the state of U.S. public schools finds performance is relatively flat. But the study from the University of Washington suggests Cincinnati's public and charter schools are making progress.

Cincinnati Public Schools is holding a series of informational meetings about its new magnet school lottery system.

This story originally aired on February 24, 2015.

  Thirty-five highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as this year'’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The Fellows will take expeditions to locations such as Iceland, Greenland and Antarctica, for hands-on experience, professional development, and what most would say, a trip of a lifetime.

The Strive Partnership recently released its sixth annual report on the state of schools in our urban core, which looks at Cincinnati Public Schools and the Newport and Covington school districts.

The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers and the Cincinnati Federation of Office Professionals have ratified new contracts with Cincinnati Public Schools.  CFT passed its agreement with 95 percent of the votes and CFOP approved its contract  with 97 percent of the votes. 

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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.

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.

Other provisions of the proposed contract include:

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Tuesday the Ohio Department of Education issued new report cards for the six school districts accused of scrubbing data, including Cincinnati and Winton Woods, whose ratings remained the same.

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The national Coalition for Community Schools is holding its National Forum in Cincinnati next month.

Cincinnati Public Schools Board President Eve Bolton says the city was chosen because of the success of the district's community learning centers.