G.E. to announce partnership with CPS

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - General Electric is making a major announcement Wednesday about its partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools.

Over the past ten years, G.E. as donated $25 million to Cincinnati Public Schools. Later on Wednesday, the most recent donation will be announced.

The most recent donation from G.E. was for $5.3 million and will be used to implement the common core state standards in the district. Those standards provide a consistent and clear understanding on what students are expected to learn, so that teachers and parents know what they need to do to help.

This recent donation is a part of a five-year grant that targets raising student skills in math and science. G.E. and CPS believe the efforts to improve student scores and learning in math and science will close achievement gaps and encourage more students to attend college.

The money is also used to improve teaching by enhancing curriculum development, systemic change in the district, and heightened school and community collaboration.

Just some of the tools CPS teachers now have include new textbooks and science kits. These may seem like simple things, but teachers in the district say they are critical tools that dramatically increases learning and positivity in the classroom.

The five-year, $20 million plan also pays for extensive training and skill building for the districts teaching staff.

Wednesday at 11 a.m., G.E. and CPS will outline the specifics of the most the donation.

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