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November 21, 2017

Fifty years, Fifty miles — No Limits

Withrow High School Principal to Showcase “No Limits” Policy with 50-Mile Run on the School’s Track

Principal Corey runs with studentsLife can be challenging at times. But, with the right mindset, you can achieve anything you want. That’s the message Jack Corey, principal of Withrow University High School, wants his students to remember. So, to prove it, he will run 50 miles around the school’s track in celebration of his 50th birthday on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
“I talk with students all the time about how you can limit yourself based on what you think you can do and what others say you can do,” Corey said. “I want them to know that most of the limitations we have in life are self-imposed,” Corey said.
So, starting at 4:30 a.m. on November 21, Corey will begin his laps around the track. Every fourth lap will equal a mile. It should take him about 10 hours to complete the activity, and he will allow students to run with him throughout the day.


November 16, 2017

CPS Launches “Making Progress” Podcast

CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell discusses the importance of public education in driving economic development

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) has launched a new way to share how the district is preparing students for success throughout their lives. “Making Progress with Laura Mitchell” is a new podcast series in which host Clyde Gray and CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell discuss strategic priorities, new initiatives and partnerships designed to strengthen the city’s public schools. Episode one, “Meet Laura Mitchell,” is available for listening.

The pilot episode was taped inside the Corbett Theater at Mitchell’s alma mater, the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Mitchell and Gray discuss a wide range of topics, from Mitchell’s takeaways from her first 90 days as superintendent to strategic partnerships that will help develop the region’s future workforce and ultimately drive economic growth.

“I want Cincinnati Public Schools to be a place of destination,” said Mitchell. “I want our district to be one that draws families to our city and neighborhoods. We’re implementing strategies to bring this vision to life, and I am excited to share the details with our stakeholders.”


November 8, 2017

CPS Superintendent Statement Regarding Renewal Levy Passage

Cincinnati (OH) — Cincinnati Public School District Superintendent Laura Mitchell released this statement regarding the passage of Issue 24, the district’s renewal levy request:

“We are grateful to the voters of the Cincinnati Public School District for approving our renewal levy, sustaining our innovative educational initiatives that ensure our students are prepared for life.

“This levy will support CPS’s significant student growth and overall performance. Our parents are voting with their feet — more families are moving into the Cincinnati Public School District and choosing CPS for their kids’ education. Our enrollment has grown over the past six years, and to keep pace with this rapid growth, we’ve opened three new schools just this year.

“Through our Vision 2020 campaign, we are reinvesting in our neighborhood schools by embedding programs comparable to what we offer in our popular magnet schools.

“We will continue to prioritize our My Tomorrow initiative, which helps every seventh grader develop a plan to graduate in six years into their chosen career path. An incredible 96 percent of our Class of 2017 seniors graduated with a confirmed career path — including 83 percent who have been accepted into a two- or four-year college or trade school.

“At Cincinnati Public Schools, our students start here and go higher. With the passage of this levy, we can get them there faster.”

Contact: Lauren Worley, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer