Cincinnati Public Schools

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One of the state’s largest public school districts will no longer be allowed to sponsor charter schools. 

The Ohio Board of Education voted 15-0 to revoke the Cincinnati Public School District’s status as a charter school sponsor. Board member Pat Bruns from Cincinnati abstained from the vote.

The revocation came after the district received a “poor” rating for the 2015-2016 school year from the state Department of Education. Cincinnati’s charter ratings did improve in the 2016-2017 academic year, but it takes only one poor rating to end a sponsorship under Ohio law.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Jan. 8:

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CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS

A handful of parents and others were demonstrating outside the elementary school attended by an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself days after he was knocked unconscious. Cincinnati Public School District released video of the encounter Friday afternoon.