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Plans for Ohio’s First Public Boarding School Are Dead

Plans to create Ohio’s first public boarding school are dead because the private foundation that had originally pushed for the school’s creation pulled out, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Richard Farmer, a Cincinnati businessman and major Republican donor, and his family foundation helped get the 2011 legislation to create the school passed and had committed to [...]

Opening of Cincinnati SEED Public Boarding School Delayed

The opening of Ohio’s first public boarding school has been delayed a year. The school had been slated to open in Cincinnati with its first class of 80 sixth graders in fall 2013. Now the grand opening is scheduled for fall 2014. The state Board of Education is set to approve the change to the [...]

Read the Contract to Operate Ohio’s First Public Boarding School

The state Board of Education signed off Monday on an agreement to allow a Washington, D.C. nonprofit to run Ohio’s first public boarding school. The school will be operated by the┬áSEED Foundation, which already runs public boarding schools in Washington and Baltimore. It is slated to open in fall 2013. While the contract makes it [...]

Paving the Way for Ohio’s First Public Boarding School

The SEED School in Washington, D.C., opened in 1998. First Lady Laura Bush is among the dignitaries who have visited the school.

In about a year, teachers in Cincinnati will be opening Ohio’s first public boarding school. The state will spend about $30,000 per student on the school, about three times the average per-student cost at other public high schools. The school will be operated by the SEED Foundation. ┬áSEED is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that runs [...]

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