CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan kicked off the 2013-2014 school year with her State-of-the-Schools address, urging the district to rise to future challenges that lay ahead.
Ronan discussed the major transitions the district is going through with a new state budget, higher academic standards, the new third grade reading guarantee and the new state accountability system.
"Performance targets are changing in our state and across the nation. The world's becoming more demanding, and we need to prepare our students to meet those demands," Ronan told faculty on Thursday during the address. "So I'm not going to sugarcoat anything. It's challenging work, and it's becoming even more challenging."
She also stressed the role of community learning centers and partnerships in contributing to student success.