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Online Charter School ECOT Closes Virtual Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Online Charter School ECOT Closes Virtual Doors

The central idea behind charter schools is that a private business or nonprofit can run an educational facility better than a public sector operator. The issue is that sometimes businesses and nonprofits can fail and close. That problem has come to light in a big way with the closure of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow […]

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Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Since Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates first started filing, a lot has changed, with more candidates entering the Democratic primary and one leaving the Republican primary. Ohioans now have three Republican candidates and seven Democratic candidates to pick from for the state’s next leader, as the February deadline for petition-filing draws nearer. The GOP’s frontrunner, Attorney General […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Will Petrik is a Yes We Can-endorsed Democratic candidate. As a community organizer, Petrik has rallied behind a variety of issues affecting Columbus residents. Should he […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

With less than 70 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Shannon Hardin is an incumbent endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party. As a current member of Columbus City Council, Hardin has prioritized improving the quality […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Jasmine Ayres, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Jasmine Ayres, Columbus City Council

With less than 70 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Jasmine Ayres is a Yes We Can-endorsed candidate. With fellow YWC member Will Petrik, she aims to add a populist voice to council, prioritizing equitable economic […]

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The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

The race for Ohio governor is on, and each party has four candidates to choose from for election in 2018. For convenience, CU has listed each candidate, along with their work experience, key policies, and personal input. Democrats Connie Pillich, Montgomery, 56 Served as an Ohio House representative from 2009 to 2014, representing the 28th […]

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City Councilmember Liz Brown Named One of Nation’s Top Progressive Leaders

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Councilmember Liz Brown Named One of Nation’s Top Progressive Leaders

City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown has been named one of the nation’s top progressive leaders. She and 13 others across the U.S. have been invited into the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a group of Democratic local and state leaders interested in progressive reform. “I am excited to be part of NewDEAL’s impressive network of public […]

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