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Some Southwest Ohio schools start the new year with remote learning

Some Southwest Ohio schools start the new year with remote learning

Schools split between remote and in-person learning as winter break ends Brad Underwood, WKRC | Winter break is over for the majority of students in Ohio. However, a large number ...
"2020: The Year That Revealed Us" from the Cincinnati Enquirer

“2020: The Year That Revealed Us” from the Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati Enquirer | In this 50-minute documentary, 25 reporters and photographers at the Cincinnati Enquirer delved into the private worlds of more than two dozen local people, talking to them ...
Some area schools maintain 14-day quarantine periods while others offer options

Some area schools maintain 14-day quarantine periods while others offer options

from cdc.gov Following the study of emerging data and a growing confidence in testing, CDC's new guidance has two options depending on the situation: a 10-day quarantine that does not ...

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Cincinnati Public Schools staff vaccinations to begin ahead of schedule; Parents concerned as CPS moves to hybrid learning at Walnut Hills

Cincinnati Public Schools staff vaccinations to begin ahead of schedule; Parents concerned as CPS moves to hybrid learning at Walnut Hills

Cincinnati Public Schools staff vaccinations to begin ahead of schedule Jake Ryle, Felicia Jordan, WCPO | Cincinnati Public Schools announced on Monday that, because the Cincinnati Health Department has already received the first supply of ...
/ vaccine
CNE: $420,000 U.S. Justice Department Grant Will Help Support Suicide Awareness

CNE: $420,000 U.S. Justice Department Grant Will Help Support Suicide Awareness

Clermont Northeastern Schools | CNE will receive $420,000 over three years to help train staff, students, and parents about suicide awareness. The grant will also help study and improve school climate, culture and safety District ...
/ grants, health/wellness
Great Oaks associates and Board member chosen for equity program

Great Oaks associates and Board member chosen for equity program

Great Oaks via The Clermont Sun | The IAED Mentorship Program was created to further inclusion, access, equity and diversity in career-technical education. Ramona Beck, Assistant Dean at Scarlet Oaks Career Campus and “AL” Long, ...
/ equity
Harrison Junior School Shifts to Remote Learning, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

Harrison Junior School Shifts to Remote Learning, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

“Recently, our number of positive staff cases at the junior school have increased significantly, making it a challenge to safely staff the school.” https://www.southwestschools.org/district-news/entry/harrison-junior-school-shifts-to-remote-learning%2C-jan-26---feb-1-510/ ...
/ remote learning
Hamilton AD Stewart resigns, boys basketball forfeits wins over transfer violation

Hamilton AD Stewart resigns, boys basketball forfeits wins over transfer violation

Scott Springer, Cincinnati Enquirer | Hamilton Athletic Director Bill Stewart resigned after an internal school investigation found the athletic department and Stewart violated an Ohio High School Athletic Association requirement for district residency of an ...
/ sports
Loveland leadership changes

Loveland leadership changes

Bradley Neavin will serve as Interim Superintendent of the Loveland City School District. Neavin most recently served as Superintendent of Vandalia-Butler City Schools from 2013-2017. From 2007-2013 he served as Superintendent of Eaton Community Schools ...
/ leadership
SBEP: Elmwood Place Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School going remote for one week

SBEP: Elmwood Place Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School going remote for one week

Because of a recent increase of COVID-19 cases within our district and at the recommendation of the Hamilton County Public Health Department, Elmwood Place Elementary School and St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Jr./Sr. High School will be ...
/ remote learning
Winton Woods: Staying in blended learning

Winton Woods: Staying in blended learning

WWCSD | As of Thursday, January 21, Hamilton County remains in purple by the Ohio Public Alert System. Therefore, Winton Woods City Schools will continue in a blended learning model (Phase III), instead of transitioning ...
'It is no easy task balancing health and safety.' CPS board president on return to in-person learning

‘It is no easy task balancing health and safety.’ CPS board president on return to in-person learning

Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer | CPS board president Carolyn Jones released a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the vote, noting the decision was and will continue to be "filled with emotion." "It is no easy task ...
/ re-opening schools
CPS: Walnut Hills High School grappling with size, population issues preventing safe reopen

CPS: Walnut Hills High School grappling with size, population issues preventing safe reopen

Courtney Francisco, WCPO | With nearly 3,000 students and some of the smallest classrooms in the district, Walnut Hills High School is the only school in Cincinnati Public Schools district without a clear plan to ...
/ coronavirus, re-opening schools
Fairfield City Schools kick off first Unity Week to teach students lessons in diversity

Fairfield City Schools kick off first Unity Week to teach students lessons in diversity

Whitney Miller, WCPO | With messages and curriculum inspired by both the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a strong feeling of division in the United States, Fairfield City Schools have launched their first ever ...
/ equity
Local School Districts Incur Costs From Pandemic, Face Uncertain Budgets

Local School Districts Incur Costs From Pandemic, Face Uncertain Budgets

Cincinnati Edition, WVXU | In December the Ohio Senate blocked passage of the Fair School Funding Plan. The legislation would have provided an additional $1.99 billion a year, about a 24% increase, to K-12 schools when ...
/ finance-funding
Mt. Healthy: Top Ladies of Distinction Provides Books for Mt. Healthy Students

Mt. Healthy: Top Ladies of Distinction Provides Books for Mt. Healthy Students

Top Ladies of Distinction Cincinnati delivered a donation of over 300 books as literacy options to Mt. Healthy North and South Elementary third grade students to read at home. Each of the third graders will ...
/ community, literacy
Northwest: High School Only - Remote Learning Wednesdays

Northwest: High School Only – Remote Learning Wednesdays

"In an attempt to further student and teacher engagement, the district has made a decision to make Wednesdays remote learning days for all high school students. The decision comes after receiving feedback from our parents, ...
/ remote learning
Two school districts are investigating social media allegations that racial slurs were slung at Oyler School basketball players during a game at New Miami High School.

Two school districts are investigating social media allegations that racial slurs were slung at Oyler School basketball players during a game at New Miami High School.

Mariel Carbone, WCPO | The only clear and undisputed piece of information about the game is that it ended early, with two minutes left in the third quarter, after a hard foul ...
/ sports
One-Man Play Brings MLK Jr.'s Story To Life For Children

One-Man Play Brings MLK Jr.’s Story To Life For Children

Tana Weingartner, WVXU | The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library are partnering to make a recorded performance of Martin's Dream available Jan. 18 - 22. The one-man show ...
/ social-justice, social-studies
Milford High School moves to remote learning following rise in COVID-19 cases

Milford High School moves to remote learning following rise in COVID-19 cases

Maggy Mcdonel, WXIX | Milford High School announced it is moving to remote learning starting Tuesday after a rise in COVID-19 cases at the school. School officials announced the move Sunday afternoon, leaving parents and ...
/ remote learning
Cincinnati Public Schools to return to blended learning

Cincinnati Public Schools to return to blended learning

WKRC | Cincinnati Public Schools' Board of Education announced that the district will begin returning to a blended learning model the week of February 1. The return will begin with specialized classes and younger students ...
/ re-opening schools
Loaded gun found in locker at Blanchester Intermediate School

Loaded gun found in locker at Blanchester Intermediate School

WLWT | Dean Lance, superintendent of Blanchester Local Schools, sent a voice message out to parents Wednesday regarding the incident. Lance told WLWT that the school received a tip from a student and a parent ...
/ school safety
CPS: Silverton Fourth Grader Becomes Published Author

CPS: Silverton Fourth Grader Becomes Published Author

Silverton Elementary School fourth grader Rhema Postell recently became a published author. Her book "Kayla's Eyes" is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. Rhema wrote her book as part of the Junior Authors program, an ...
/ ELA, student-voice
Clinton-Massie eyes upcoming vaccine for staff

Clinton-Massie eyes upcoming vaccine for staff

Gary Huffenberger, Wilmington News-Journal | About 1 in 5 Clinton-Massie staffers (22 percent) do not plan to get a COVID vaccine when they become eligible for one in early February, according to a district survey ...
/ coronavirus, vaccine
Mariemont: 2020 Residential Tax Value Update - Tom Golinar

Mariemont: 2020 Residential Tax Value Update – Tom Golinar

Residential property values in the Mariemont City School District increased by an average of 13 percent with this most recent update, and this was in line with the increase seen throughout all of Hamilton County… ...
/ finance-funding, legislation
Changes to Lakota’s COVID-19 Dashboard

Changes to Lakota’s COVID-19 Dashboard

Beginning Jan. 13, a daily update will be posted each morning showing the student attendance rate and number of student and staff positive cases for the day prior. On Mondays, a summary of the prior ...
/ attendance, coronavirus
Moeller student-athlete out of ICU after battling rare side effect of COVID-19

Moeller student-athlete out of ICU after battling rare side effect of COVID-19

WKRC | A Moeller athlete is out of the ICU and his family now says they know what caused his medical emergency. He had several visits to his doctor and three COVID tests which all ...
/ coronavirus, sports
Oak Hills: 7 OHHS art students win Scholastic honors

Oak Hills: 7 OHHS art students win Scholastic honors

The national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are among the highest honors middle and high school students can receive. This year, 27 OHHS art students have won Scholastic recognition, with their work being chosen from ...
/ arts
Xavier University Announces First Woman President

Xavier University Announces First Woman President

Ann Thompson, WVXU | Xavier University has named its first female president in its 190-year history. Colleen Hanycz is also the first lay person to hold the job. She begins July 1 and succeeds Father ...
/ equity, Higher Ed, leadership
Lakota Releases 2019-2020 Quality Profile

Lakota Releases 2019-2020 Quality Profile

Lakota Schools | This annual publication, mailed to every household and business in both West Chester and Liberty townships, is designed to provide highlights from the previous school year in light of major priorities and ...
Cincinnati church donates $150,000 to help 500 Princeton City Schools' students receive electronics

Cincinnati church donates $150,000 to help 500 Princeton City Schools’ students receive electronics

WLWT | The Vineyard Cincinnati Church donated $150,000 to the school district to be used for electronic devices, including Chromebooks and Wi-Fi access for students. Read "Cincinnati church donates $150,000 to help 500 Princeton City ...
/ community, finance-funding, tech
CPS Looking for Outstanding School Leaders

CPS Looking for Outstanding School Leaders

Cincinnati Public Schools | Join Cincinnati Public Schools for our annual Principal Job Fair from 5–6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The job fair is designed to help inform potential applicants and help us find ...
/ HR, leadership
Fairfield City: New ODH Quarantine Guidelines = No Change for FCSD Quarantine Protocol

Fairfield City: New ODH Quarantine Guidelines = No Change for FCSD Quarantine Protocol

On December 30, we received guidance from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) that schools would be able to relax quarantine practices if certain criteria were met. However, on January 5, the ODH released a ...
/ coronavirus
Forest Hills: Turpin Senior Earns National STEM Award

Forest Hills: Turpin Senior Earns National STEM Award

Turpin student, Hirak Basu, has been named a top 300 scholar in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search, one of the oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competitions for high school seniors. https://www.foresthills.edu/news/news/turpin-senior-earns-national-stem-award.html ...
/ STEM-STEAM
Mason Elementary third grader dies unexpectedly

Mason Elementary third grader dies unexpectedly

WKRC | The Mason School District is mourning the unexpected loss of a student. District leaders posted on their Facebook page that JJ Day, a third grader at Mason Elementary School died Saturday morning. The ...
Lakota Community Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Student Winners - Jan 18

Lakota Community Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Student Winners – Jan 18

The entire West Chester Liberty community is invited to attend a virtual edition of the 22nd annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. This year’s student contest, themed ...
CPS Board Discusses Vaccinating Staff And A Return Plan

CPS Board Discusses Vaccinating Staff And A Return Plan

Cory Sharber, WVXU | Cincinnati Public Schools is working with the Cincinnati Health Department to get staff vaccinated for COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to be delivered to the health department in three weeks. During ...
/ coronavirus, vaccine
Indian Hill to implement Plan A beginning January 11, 2021

Indian Hill to implement Plan A beginning January 11, 2021

Indian Hill EVSD | "The decision has been made to begin our Plan A in-person learning model effective Monday, January 11, and we plan to remain in five-day-a-week in-person learning. The switch to in-person learning ...
/ coronavirus, re-opening schools
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