0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a
bill Feb. 11 that would allow students to advance to the next grade
level regardless of their results on Common Core tests this year.
Gov. Kasich’s quirky education-funding formula lists Indian Hill beside the state’s have-nots
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
One of the state’s wealthiest school
districts is among those on the list to receive an increase in state aid
under a new plan submitted by Gov. John Kasich.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
According to Moody’s
Analytics, adults under the age of 35 (Millennials) currently have a
savings rate of -2 percent.
Questionable management and low performance bring scrutiny on Ohio’s charter schools
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
As quasi-private schools funded with public money across Ohio face scrutiny, some say they need to be held to a higher standard.
As public schools prepare for new national standards, critics across the political spectrum raise alarms
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on June
16 made a trip to Cincinnati to speak at a fundraiser for the Republican
National Committee. As he entered the posh Cincinnati Club downtown, he
was confronted by protesters.
Local LGBTQ advocates discuss Cincinnati's dramatic progress, and how we can become even more inclusive
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Cincinnati not so long ago felt mired in the negative
perception still lingering after Mapplethorpe, Article XII and the 2001
race riots. The good news is that things appear to be changing.
Proposed preschool funding program could help local children and lead to economic benefits down the line
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
City leaders pursue Preschool Promise to provide early education to every 3- and 4-year-old in Cincinnati.
Why a growing number of Cincinnatians struggle to break free from the cycle of poverty
5 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
At Lower Price Hill’s Oyler School, the
nurses begin many students’ visits to the school’s expansive medical
wing with one question: “Are you hungry?”
by German Lopez
City’s poor struggle to break free, CPS gains nationwide praise, city and county head to court
With Cincinnati’s child poverty and economic mobility
rates among the worst in the country, it’s clear the city’s poor can get
stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty. Although the impoverished trend
afflicts more than half of the city’s children, every level of
government has in some way cut services to the poor. The end result:
Many Cincinnati neighborhoods show little signs of progress as poor health and economic
indicators pile up. Read CityBeat’s in-depth story here.Following the adoption of community learning centers,
Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) continue receiving praise for establishing a workable model for educating low-income
populations. Locally, independent data shows the model has pushed CPS
further than the traditional approach to education, even though the
school district continues struggling with impoverished demographics. A few
hundred miles away, newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
says he will implement the Cincinnati model in the biggest city in the nation.Hamilton County and Cincinnati are heading to court to
decide who can set policy for Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD)
projects. The conflict came to a head after Hamilton County
commissioners deliberately halted federally mandated MSD projects to
protest the city’s job training rules for contractors. The
Republican-controlled county argues the rules favor unions, burden
businesses and breach state law, but the city says the rules are
perfectly legal and provide work opportunities for city workers.Commentary: “Legalizing Marijuana Is Serious Business.”With HealthCare.gov mostly fixed, CityBeat
interviewed Trey Daly, who is leading the Ohio branch of an organization
reaching out to the uninsured to get them enrolled in Obamacare.Explainer: Everything you need to know about Mayor John Cranley’s parking plan.University of Kentucky researchers found tolls would, at worst, reduce traffic on a new Brent Spence Bridge by 2 percent.After raising concerns over teacher pay and missed
classroom time, Republicans in the Ohio House delayed a vote on a bill
that would add school calamity days. Gov. John Kasich called for the
bill to help schools that have already exhausted their snow days during
this winter’s harsh weather.Ohio regulators fined Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino
$75,000 for providing credit to early patrons without running the proper
background checks.Cincinnati-based Kroger faces a lawsuit claiming stores
deceived customers by labeling chickens as humanely raised when the
animals were brought up under standard commercial environments.Cincinnati-based crowdfunding startup SoMoLend settled
with Ohio over allegations that it sold unregistered securities and its
founder misled investors. Candace Klein, the founder, resigned as CEO of
the company in August.Comcast intends to acquire Time Warner Cable, one of two major Internet providers in Cincinnati, through a $45 billion deal.U.S. physicists pushed fusion energy closer to reality with a breakthrough formally announced yesterday.Follow CityBeat on Twitter:• Main: @CityBeatCincy • News: @CityBeat_News • Music: @CityBeatMusic • German Lopez: @germanrlopezGot any news tips? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cincinnati Public Schools’ community learning centers turn schools into neighborhood resource hubs
2 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Community learning centers helped improve Cincinnati Public Schools' reputation, and now other cities are paying attention.