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CPS and UC announce partnership for Clifton Area Neighborhood School

September 20, 2018

Dr. Mary BoatCincinnati Public Schools and the University of Cincinnati have announced a partnership to enhance the educational opportunities for students at the Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS) and students in the UC College of Education. 

As part of the agreement, CPS and UC will collaborate to share ideas and resources that will enhance the school’s One Plan. 

The proximity of CANS to UC will allow for innovative learning opportunities – for students, for teachers, and for student-teachers. 

“Current and anticipated partnership activities provide opportunities for us to share resources and share vision around teaching and learning practices,” said Dr. Mary Boat, UC Associate Professor and Director of the School of Education.

Luke Blocher“We believe this partnership, in which we hope UC students and professors are a permanent and embedded part of the school, can deliver both educational excellence and continuous, research-based improvements in classroom experience and educational outcomes,” said Luke Blocher, a parent of a CANS student. 

“CANS has studied and is following national models for successful public elementary school and public university partnerships," said Kelley Bagayoko, CANS project manager.

Clifton Area Neighborhood School opened in 2017-18 and serves students in preschool, kindergarten and first grade. CPS will grow the school one grade per year until the school serves preschool through sixth grade. The school is currently housed at the Rising Stars Academy on Vine, and will move to its permanent location at the Clifton School building no later than fall 2019. 


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