Pupils, plans, and productive partnerships

Two Cincinnati schools have put Ohio in the spotlight this month, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Footage of John P. Parker School in Madison and Oyler School in Price Hill will be shown at NBC’s “Education Nation” national summit September 23-25 in New York. Cincinnati’s segment is expected to exemplify how schools, nonprofits and business can collaborate to improve education. 

Cleveland Metropolitan School District has turned to Seattle-based organization Education First to help create a road map of its improvement plan. The timetable will be presented to voters by the November, when they vote on a fifteen mill school levy to help fund the program.

Mount Carmel health station, housed in Reynoldsburg High School-Livingston, offers Human Advocacy students a unique opportunity. Students gain first-hand experience in community engagement and learn the role of non-profits, while sharing the space with doctors and nurses.

Charitable Innovations Inc. is Cincinnati’s first student-run micro-financing corporation. Equipped with a team of teenage directors, the nonprofit aims to stretch school dollars by first lending the money to small entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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