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Portune's Lessons in Futility

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2010
It's difficult to resist the urge to tell Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, "I told ya so." Portune made a big deal a few weeks ago of his teaming up with his colleague, County Commissioner Greg Hartmann, to devise a solution for the looming deficits in the county's stadium account. Much like President Obama at the national level, Portune was enamored of his bipartisan approach to the problem.  

NAACP and Cintas

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2010
WINNER: The NAACP's Cincinnati chapter and the Baptist Ministers Conference recently called out Cincinnati Public Schools for not hiring enough minority contractors as part of the district's $1.07 billion plan to renovate and rebuild many schools. It's odd the CPS contract errors were found only after the NAACP did the research.  

Widening the Field

Cincinnati Public School Board race draws increased interest

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 21, 2009
With a dozen candidates vying for the four open seats on the board overseeing Cincinnati Public Schools, this year's election is turning into a big event for voters. "It's probably the largest field in recent history," says David Little, campaign manager for incumbent Catherine Ingram and challengers Ceair Baggett, Joyce Hooks and Lisa Schare.  

Making the Grade at CPS

New CPS superintendent pins her hopes on fresh approach, technology

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Even before her first day on the job, Mary Ronan knew she would face tough scrutiny. Not from the people who hired her, although they would be watching too, but from the parents of the 34,000 students who have entrusted her with their children's education. Ronan talks with CityBeat about her new position, the challenges and progress of overseeing the district, increasing parental involvement and educating the city's children with never-ending pressures of budget shortfalls.  

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