Thursday, September 18, 2008

Taft Elementary in Mt. Auburn

One of the Cincinnati Public schools opening today is the revamped Taft Elementary on Southern Avenue in Mount Auburn. In January the school closed for restructuring, because it wasn't meeting No Child Left Behind standards.

The school district not only decided to get rid of the school's principal and teachers, but it's also doing away with the school's curriculum. That releasing its entire staff allowed them to work elsewhere in the district.

Then Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent, Rosa Blackwell, said the district had no other choice, but to revamp the school in order to comply with the "No Child Left Behind Act."
"Unfortunately, too often, teachers aren't attracted to low performing schools. And, perhaps we need to look at some incentives to get the best of the best minds to come into these schools to work with our children," Blackwell said.

Blackwell said the district also had a difficult time keeping certified teachers on staff, sometimes relying on substitute teachers.

Today Taft Elementary re-opens as a so-called STEM school.

STEM stands for "science, technology, engineering and mathematics," which are the focus subjects of the new school. It's designed to give the pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students a head start in the 21st century job market.

My Grandchild goes here, so its on.

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