CPS

Scrubbing
4:52 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

CPS says it won't lose any money over scrubbing

CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan says it was a "business rule error" and the district will comply.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

The Cincinnati Public School District says it will not lose millions of dollars after violating, what it calls a business rule, in a state scrubbing investigation.


At a news conference CPS called the accusations a misinterpretation of the constantly changing requirements from the Ohio Department of Education. To make their point, school officials displayed a binder containing 500 pages on how to report attendance data. Teachers Union President Julie Sellers pointed out an omission from the ODE on its own website.

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Arts after school
12:04 am
Wed January 23, 2013

CPS pilots after-school arts program

Hughes Center students pretend they are walking through green Jell-O.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

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.

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CPS
5:25 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

CPS satisfied with security; new lock-down plan to come

The Cincinnati School District is getting high marks for its safety and security.


Every year CPS Director of School Services Bill Moehring gives the school board an overview of the security measures in place. After the violence in Newtown, Connecticut there was renewed interest.

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Education
1:08 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Cincinnati drops a category in Ohio school ratings report; other districts listed

Ohio academic data is now out after being delayed by a student-attendance investigation. Cincinnati dropped a category from Effective to Continuous Improvement. Superintendent Mary Ronan has a plan to improve the district's academic report card.

"We really would have liked to have stayed effective but in order to do this our performance index or final grade would have to be 90 and it was 88.5."

Ronan says the district's focus is now firmly on implementing new and more rigorous academic standards.

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First day of school
11:26 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Students head back to school

Seventh and eighth graders at Nagel Middle School prepare for their first day. (Forest Hills School District)

For many Tri-State students today was the first day of school.

Thirty-three thousand kids in the Cincinnati Public School District returned to class. Highlights include four new or renovated buildings.  Western Hills High School is now a 7-12 school. Next year CPS will convert all its high schools to the 7-12 model.

Here are some pictures of kids in the Forest Hills School District, Anderson Township. Please post your first day  pictures on the WVXU Facebook page.

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