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Technology Improvements Could Cost CPS $50 Million

Technology Improvements Could Cost CPS $50 Million

Cory Sharber, WVXU | Nearly $50 million could go toward improving concurrent learning systems throughout Cincinnati Public Schools. This comes from a draft of the fiscal year 2022 budget that will be presented May 19 ...
/ finance-funding, tech
FedEx Office Donates $10,000 in Printing to Middletown City Schools in Support of Students Impacted by Pandemic

FedEx Office Donates $10,000 in Printing to Middletown City Schools in Support of Students Impacted by Pandemic

Middletown City Schools | Through Future Ready Schools®, an initiative of the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education, FedEx Office is donating $10,000 in printing services each to 10 school districts in communities across the United ...
/ grants
Three Rivers Transportation Dept Welcomes New Leadership

Three Rivers Transportation Dept Welcomes New Leadership

Three Rivers Local Schools | After a comprehensive process, Justin Hagen-Stein and Kim Omeara were recommended to the Three Rivers Board of Education as CO-Directors. Tom Olson, Director of Operations/Hamilton County ESC, who led the ...
/ transportation
Lebanon school board selects new superintendent of schools

Lebanon school board selects new superintendent of schools

Ed Richter, Journal-News | The Board of Education held a special meeting Monday to unanimously approve Isaac W. Seevers as the new superintendent to succeed Todd Yohey who took a position with the Southwest Ohio ...
/ leadership
Cincinnati Children's COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Show Similar Efficacy In Kids And Adults

Cincinnati Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Show Similar Efficacy In Kids And Adults

Cory Sharber, WVXU | Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials at Cincinnati Children's Hospital show similar vaccine efficacy in kids and adults. Children vaccinated during the trial have not become infected. Late last month, the medical center ...
/ vaccine
Young Black Cincinnatians May Not Have Lived Through 2001's Unrest, But They Know It Well

Young Black Cincinnatians May Not Have Lived Through 2001’s Unrest, But They Know It Well

Jolene Almendarez, WVXU | It's been 20 years since a Cincinnati police officer killed Timothy Thomas, an unarmed Black teen in Over-the-Rhine – at the time, one of many deaths of Black men by police ...
/ social-justice, student-voice
Lebanon schools seek approval of renewal levy to avoid $3M deficit

Lebanon schools seek approval of renewal levy to avoid $3M deficit

Ed Richter, Dayton Daily News | Voters in the Lebanon City School District will be asked May 4 to renew a 2.83-mill emergency operating levy for another five years. Dayton Daily News: Lebanon schools seek ...
/ levy
Sycamore teen speaks to lawmakers in favor of bill expanding insurance for hearing loss

Sycamore teen speaks to lawmakers in favor of bill expanding insurance for hearing loss

WKRC | Insurance does not cover hearing aids for children in Ohio, and a Sycamore High School freshman is doing what she can to change that. Alexis Klugo was born with moderate hearing loss and ...
/ legislation, student-voice
Madeira Receives Auditor's Award

Madeira Receives Auditor’s Award

Madeira City Schools | The Ohio Auditor of State Award is presented annually to local governments and school districts after the completion of a successful financial audit. The Madeira City School District’s Treasurer’s Office has ...
/ finance-funding
Mason Superintendent Withdraws Name from Poudre, Colorado Search

Mason Superintendent Withdraws Name from Poudre, Colorado Search

Mason City Schools | Mason City Schools Superintendent Jonathan Cooper has announced that he has withdrawn his name to lead the Poudre School District in Ft. Collins, Colorado. “This was an opportunity that I didn’t ...
/ leadership
Greater Cincinnati schools receiving hundreds of millions of pandemic relief dollars from federal government

Greater Cincinnati schools receiving hundreds of millions of pandemic relief dollars from federal government

Todd Dykes, WLWT | Avoiding a cash flow crunch while helping students recover from what may have been a lost year of learning is the goal for Jenn Wagner, treasurer at CPS and for Mike ...
/ finance-funding
Kings Superintendent to leave for Hamilton County ESC

Kings Superintendent to leave for Hamilton County ESC

Michael Clark, Journal-News | Kings Superintendent Tim Ackermann submitted his resignation to the school board, effective July 31, to take an assistant superintendent’s job with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, said district officials. Journal-News: ...
/ leadership
Finneytown names next superintendent

Finneytown names next superintendent

Finneytown Local Schools | The Finneytown Board of Education has reached consensus that they are planning to appoint Dr. Laurie Banks as the Superintendent of Finneytown Local School district upon the retirement of Mrs. Terri ...
/ leadership
Edgewood City School District announces redistricting plan effective Aug. 1

Edgewood City School District announces redistricting plan effective Aug. 1

Karin Johnson, WLWT | Edgewood City Schools announced a redistricting plan that would impact all families with children in preschool through fifth grade. Some parents said they were blindsided by the news and upset the ...
Lebanon narrows superintendent search to three candidates

Lebanon narrows superintendent search to three candidates

Ed Richter, Journal-News | The finalists for the vacant Lebanon City Schools superintendent’s position will participate in a “Meet and Greet” with key community stakeholders on Wednesday before they enter their final interviews with the ...
/ leadership
Middletown City Schools Announces Assistant Director of Human Resources

Middletown City Schools Announces Assistant Director of Human Resources

Middletown City Schools | Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education named Kee Edwards, the current principal at Miller Ridge Elementary, as the Assistant Director of Human Resources. This is a new position. Edwards, ...
/ HR, leadership
Experts push for better financial literacy education in schools

Experts push for better financial literacy education in schools

Brad Underwood, WKRC | The UC Economics Center just finished research with the Dater Foundation to examine financial education in high schools in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky -- the results weren't good. WKRC: Experts ...
/ curriculum
CPS board adopts resolution to offer in-person, remote and blended learning in '21-'22 school year

CPS board adopts resolution to offer in-person, remote and blended learning in ’21-’22 school year

Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati Public Schools will offer five-day in-person, remote and blended learning in the 2021-2022 school year, according to a resolution the board passed unanimously Monday night. Cincinnati Enquirer: CPS board ...
'Teenagers are seeing a glimpse of hope' with beginning of COVID-19 vaccinations

‘Teenagers are seeing a glimpse of hope’ with beginning of COVID-19 vaccinations

Mike Dyer, WCPO | Walnut Hills High School junior Melanie Mitchell made an Instagram post a few weeks ago encouraging her friends to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read "‘Teenagers are seeing a glimpse of hope’ ...
/ sports, vaccine
Historical society fundraising to highlight Ohio's first-ever school for Black children

Historical society fundraising to highlight Ohio’s first-ever school for Black children

Josh Bazan, WCPO | Harveysburg, Ohio, has a hidden treasure: The state’s first-ever school for free Black children, built by white abolitionist Elizabeth Harvey in 1831 and maintained by the Harveysburg Community Historical Society for ...
WCPO 9 hosts virtual workshop for high school students eyeing careers in media

WCPO 9 hosts virtual workshop for high school students eyeing careers in media

Mona Morrow, WCPO | The workshop will be virtual on Zoom, Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m. High school students will be able to talk to media professionals in a variety of jobs where they ...
/ career-tech, college-career
Taft High's After-School Program Laying Groundwork For Statewide Education

Taft High’s After-School Program Laying Groundwork For Statewide Education

Bill Rinehart, WVXU | The advisor of an after-school club at Taft High School is looking at turning the activity into curriculum. Matt Ernst says the Drone Club at the West End school started four ...
/ curriculum
Forest Hill’s Brian Robinson headed to Fort Thomas Independent schools

Forest Hill’s Brian Robinson headed to Fort Thomas Independent schools

Bill Cieslewicz, Cincinnati Business Courier | Brian Robinson has been named superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools effective July 1, the district announced Tuesday. Read "Brian Robinson named superintendent of Fort Thomas school district" at ...
/ leadership
Is Mason City Schools superintendent moving to Colorado?

Is Mason City Schools superintendent moving to Colorado?

Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer | Maybe. Cooper, whose four-year contract with Mason schools ends in July 2022, is one of three finalists in Poudre School District's superintendent search, according to a Monday announcement from the ...
/ leadership
Sycamore: Chad Lewis Named Next Superintendent

Sycamore: Chad Lewis Named Next Superintendent

The Sycamore Board of Education has approved Chad Lewis as the new superintendent of schools. Mr. Lewis will replace retiring Frank Forsthoefel who has served the school district as superintendent for the past six years ...
/ leadership
New sensory room at GABP lets those with special needs enjoy the game

New sensory room at GABP lets those with special needs enjoy the game

Ally Kraemer, WCPO | The Reds have built the first sensory room in a professional sports venue to allow those with special needs to enjoy a day at Great American Ball Park, too. The room ...
/ SpecialEd, sports
CPS back to full-time, in-person learning at most schools

CPS back to full-time, in-person learning at most schools

Ally Kraemer, WCPO | After months of debate, most Cincinnati Public School students are back to full-time in-person classes starting today. Before, many students in the district were in a blended model where they could ...
/ re-opening schools
Lakota unveils plans for helping lagging students affected by COVID-19 changes

Lakota unveils plans for helping lagging students affected by COVID-19 changes

Michael Clark, Journal-News | Lakota school officials said they are ahead of schedule on formalizing a plan requested by Ohio’s governor for repairing the academic proficiency damage done to students by the coronavirus pandemic. The ...
/ curriculum
Cincinnati Preschool Promise launching a first-ever pitch night

Cincinnati Preschool Promise launching a first-ever pitch night

Liz Engel, Cincinnati Business Courier | Cincinnati Preschool Promise, which launched in 2016 as an effort to expand access to high-quality preschool in the city, on Monday announced an open submission process for entrepreneurs, local ...
/ early-learning
Northwest Schools uses 'peaceful solutions,' not detention, for misbehaving elementary students

Northwest Schools uses ‘peaceful solutions,’ not detention, for misbehaving elementary students

Whitney Miller, WCPO | At Northwest Local School District, elementary school students don’t get sent straight to the principal’s office for misbehavior. They’re more likely to be asked about their feelings — an approach that ...
FHSD Esports Returns for a Second Year

FHSD Esports Returns for a Second Year

Students continue to sharpen their competitive gaming skills and explore future careers through Esports at Forest Hills School District. News | FHSD Esports Returns for a Second YearRead the full article at Forest Hills Schools ...
/ curriculum, e-sports
Loveland High School Principal Hired

Loveland High School Principal Hired

The Loveland City School District Board of Education has hired Adam Reed as the next Loveland High School Principal. “Mr. Reed is a dynamic talent that we are excited to have leading LHS. He brings ...
/ leadership
Sycamore Superintendent Search Enters Final Round

Sycamore Superintendent Search Enters Final Round

Sycamore Board of Education has been working to secure a qualified candidate for the position of superintendent of schools.  We have completed first-round interviews and are conducting second-round interviews with four candidates on March 30.  ...
/ leadership
NREVSD will offer Summer School

NREVSD will offer Summer School

New Richmond Schools via The Clermont Sun | After much consideration, New Richmond EVSD administrators have decided that the district will offer summer school to help counter the “COVID-19 slide” that some students may have ...
/ curriculum
CPS: Ohio Department of Education Awards PIE with RemotEDx Subgrant

CPS: Ohio Department of Education Awards PIE with RemotEDx Subgrant

Cincinnati-based Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) recently received a RemotEDx subgrant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for its case-based STEM programs intended to enhance the in-classroom and remote learning of students in ...
/ grants
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