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Opinion: Unscrupulous Charters Continue to Rob Children of Columbus City Schools

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami Opinion: Unscrupulous Charters Continue to Rob Children of Columbus City Schools

In 2002, I spearheaded a group that applied to open a charter school under the then new Ohio charter school legislation. Our application was denied. That same year, more than ten schools were approved for the same, for-profit company, White Hat Management. The owner was a major Republican donor, David Brennen, and his company has […]

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Support At-Risk Students by Becoming a Mentor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Support At-Risk Students by Becoming a Mentor

For a student at risk of falling off track, a mentor can make all of the difference. Based on studies released within the last three years, students who have a non-parental person in their lives that can guide them through life challenges, offer advice, and share experiences end up with a better attitude toward school […]

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OSU Posts Record Enrollment Numbers for 2017-2018 Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans OSU Posts Record Enrollment Numbers for 2017-2018 Year

The Ohio State University announced this afternoon that the college has broken enrollment records this fall with 66,444 students taking classes. That number includes a record-high body of 59,837 students at OSU’s main campus in Columbus. In recent years, OSU has placed in the top three slots for college student enrollment on individual campuses, along side […]

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good Announces Retirement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good Announces Retirement

Superintendent Dan Good announced his retirement this morning. Appointed as an interim superintendent in 2013 — after former superintendent Gene Harris stepped down amid a data-rigging scandal — Good spent the following five years leading Columbus City Schools. During his time there, he prioritized the implementation of new digital and physical data review systems, increased […]

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Columbus City Schools: No-Go on Negotiations

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus City Schools: No-Go on Negotiations

The contract between Columbus City Schools and its teachers will expire in August, 2017. As the teachers’ union attempts to launch the negotiation process for the next contract with the district, members say things have not started well. The Columbus Education Association (CEA) called all its members to a meeting in late May to keep […]

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OSU to Hand Out Record Number of Degrees for Third Consecutive Year

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega OSU to Hand Out Record Number of Degrees for Third Consecutive Year

Among the pomp and circumstance at The Ohio State University’s graduation ceremony this Sunday will also be an obscene number of diplomas. Breaking their record for the third year in a row, the university will hand out 11,734 degrees to the most populous class in university history. That’s a lot of hats in the air. […]

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Capital University Will Offer Work Study Program to Boost Student Community Engagement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Capital University Will Offer Work Study Program to Boost Student Community Engagement

Capital University, under new leadership from Beth Paul, Ph.D., will soon offer a new route to student community engagement. Out of a partnership with The Corella & Bertram Bonner Foundation, Capital students will have access to neighborhood-centric work-study programs through a network of national and local non-profits. Paul has worked with the Bonner Foundation as […]

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