Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Negotiating teams for the Cincinnati Board of Education and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers announced Thursday that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for teachers in Cincinnati Public Schools.
The tentative agreement includes provisions designed to improve the teacher hiring process, give teacher teams greater flexibility to meet student needs, reduce district testing to allow for more instructional time and bring the teacher evaluation process in line with the state system.
The tentative agreement also provides the first across-the-board raises for teachers in six years, increasing the district's ability to be competitive for recruitment and retention of highly qualified teachers with other Hamilton County school systems.
Specific provisions include:
A 4 percent salary increase retroactive to January 1, 2014; a 2 percent increase for 2015, contingent on stable local funding.
An agreement to review and reduce the quantity of district-initiated testing to provide for additional instructional time.
Increased collaboration among special education and regular education teachers to better meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Adjusting the teacher evaluation system for additional alignment with the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System required by the State.
An earlier schedule for teacher assignments and transfers, which will be compressed into a six-week period beginning at the end of February, to facilitate recruitment and earlier hiring of teachers.
Shifting the contract year from a calendar year to a fiscal year for better budget alignment.
Re-opening health care provisions in the fall.
The Cincinnati school board will consider the agreement at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 19.
The CFT membership is scheduled to consider the agreement in ratification voting at schools on May 27 and 28 after multiple informational sessions for members only.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.