Cincinnati Public Schools Presents State of the Schools

August 11, 2016

For Immediate Release  August 11, 2016
Contact: Janet Walsh, Director, CPS Public Affairs: (513) 363-0023, 207-8181, walshja@cps-k12.org

Cincinnati Public Schools Presents State of the Schools
Event Previews District Priorities for 2016-17, Historic Preschool Partnership

WHAT: Annual State of the Schools event previewing the new academic year for Cincinnati Public Schools’ staff, parents and community partners. Superintendent Mary Ronan will discuss Vision 2020, a new initiative to strengthen neighborhood schools, as well as priorities to better prepare students for college, careers, workforce readiness and access to technology. Also featured will be a historic partnership to expand access to quality preschool.

WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2016

  • 8:00 to 8:15 a.m.  — Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. — Welcome; Greetings from Board members; State of the Schools Remarks by Superintendent Mary Ronan
  • 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Greg Landsman, Cincinnati Preschool Promise
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. — Keynote Address, Craig Weber, Consultant and Author, Conversational Capacity: The Secret to Building Successful Teams When The Pressure is On

WHERE: Cincinnati Public Schools Education Center
2651 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, 45219 (Corryville)

WHO: Superintendent Mary Ronan and Cincinnati Board of Education Members, Principals, Central Office Administrators, Students, Parents and Community Partners of Cincinnati Public Schools

Cincinnati Public Schools sets the tone for the 2016-17 school year with the district’s annual State of the Schools event from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. The event will feature priorities for the coming school year – including the expansion of initiatives to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and workforce readiness as well as a historic partnership to expand access to quality preschool. Students return to classes in Southwest Ohio’s largest public school system on August 17, 2016.

Media are welcome to cover portions of or the entire event; major components are listed above. The event also will be livestreamed.

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