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CPS
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

CPS proposed budget to increase tech spending

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.

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.

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."

The goal is to personalize learning:

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Education
2:21 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cincinnati School Board and teachers reach tentative agreement

File photo of CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan and CFT President Julie Sellers.
Ann Thompson WVXU

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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CPS
10:48 am
Tue May 6, 2014

CPS, Winton Woods ratings same after scrubbing recalculation

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost when he first made the scrubbing allegations in February 2013.
Jo Ingles Ohio Public Radio

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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CPS
5:11 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

CPS math scores get bigger thanks to GE grant

Credit CPRE.org

The GE Foundation now has statistical proof its funding is helping students at CPS and three other districts improve their math scores. It hired CPRE.org to analyze data from Cincinnati and three other districts including:

  • Jefferson County, KY
  • Erie, PA
  • Stamford, CT

Pennsylvania researcher Dr. Phillip Sirinides of CPRE.org studied the data.

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CPS
6:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

CPS makes changes to avoid "scrubbing" data

CPS and other districts around the state must keep up with the Ohio Department of Education's 500 page book of rules.
Ann Thompson WVXU

 

 

  

New policy

In order to comply with state rules, Cincinnati Public Schools says it has changed the way it reports when a student transfers from one school in the district to another. Instead of  withdrawing the student from one school and waiting for him or her to enroll at another, the district will now enroll the student immediately in the new school and the new school will have the responsibility to make sure the student shows up.

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