Aug 20, 2015, 3:49 a.m.
Cincinnati Public Schools students headed back to school for the new school year on Wednesday, August 19, with more than for 33,000 students in Southwest Ohio’s largest public school district entering the classrooms.
Superintendent Mary Ronan said highlights of the new school year include the debut of the Allegiance Project, a three-year, $4.9 million federal grant-funded program in which neighborhood “conductors” walk students to school in time to say the Pledge of Allegiance. The project will be piloted at four elementary schools in the 2015-2016 school year. Also new is CPS’ comprehensive workforce preparation initiative, My Tomorrow, which will be expanded to include grades 9 through12 this school year, CPS will continue to focus on early literacy.
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