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NEXT: The Future of Schools

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Schools

It would appear that artificial intelligence will soon be going to school.   Researchers are devising new machine learning techniques that involve what’s termed as “grounded language.” Deep learning today involves feeding an algorithm a lot of data and allowing the algorithm to identify patterns in that data. Some computer scientists are investigating the idea of having […]

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Ohio State President Michael Drake Retiring

 Taijuan Moorman Ohio State President Michael Drake Retiring

The Ohio State University President Michael Drake, MD, has announced that he will retire from the role next year. In a press release, Drake said the timing was right for Ohio State and his family. “Ohio State is a very special place. Brenda and I are blessed to be part of the incredible Buckeye community,” […]

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CSCC Putting Bond Issue on the March Ballot

Susan Post Susan Post CSCC Putting Bond Issue on the March Ballot

Columbus State Community College is proposing a $300 million bond issue for the March 2020 ballot to fund the modernization of its facilities. CSCC’s capital plan details facility and IT infrastructure maintenance and improvements to the campus’ buildings whose average age is nearly 50 years. Specific improvements outlined for the bond money include projects to: […]

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Opinion: Make Your Vote Count

Mike Alcock Mike Alcock Opinion: Make Your Vote Count

Columbus City Schools (CCS) is the largest district in the state of Ohio. Yet, in the last two CCS school board election cycles, the participation rate for all eligible voters has averaged only 16% in the general election.  Our students deserve the most talented, professional, and principled public servants that the community can elect.  In […]

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10 Master’s Degrees To Help You Land Top Jobs in Columbus

Franklin University Franklin University 10 Master’s Degrees To Help You Land Top Jobs in Columbus

While many cities in the Midwest continue to face population decline, Columbus is experiencing exciting growth. In fact, we were the only large northern city to grow by more than 10% from 2010 to 2017. As the population increases, our job market is more than keeping pace. From 2013 to 2018, jobs increased by 9.7%, […]

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Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

Columbus City Schools saw a letter-grade improvement to a ‘D’ on its State Report Card, among additional improvements over the last year. Released by the Ohio Department of Education, the report card shows results from state testing during the 2018-2019 school year. “While our overall grade of a ‘D’ is certainly not the end goal, […]

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The Confluence Cast: The Overcomer Foundation

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Overcomer Foundation

In Ohio, single parents pay nearly 44% of their income for an infant in a day care center and nearly 80% for two children (Child Care Aware of America, 2018). The Overcomer Foundation is trying to address that financial burden. This week, Sarah Perez, co-founder and president of the newly formed non-profit discusses their mission […]

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