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Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

Taijuan Moorman 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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City, School District to Improve Public Menstrual Product Access

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City, School District to Improve Public Menstrual Product Access

Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown and Columbus City Schools Superintendent and CEO Dr. Talisa Dixon have announced a collaborative effort to expand public menstrual product access, by providing them in school restrooms. The City will also increase menstrual products access at recreation centers and municipal buildings around Columbus, starting Downtown. Columbus non-profit Free the […]

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The Hottest Jobs in Columbus in 2019

Franklin University Franklin University The Hottest Jobs in Columbus in 2019

Building a reputation for innovation and diversity, Columbus is quickly becoming one of the top places to live and work in the country. As the population continues to grow, job growth in Columbus is projected to increase by 34.2% according to Sperling’s Best Places.  What career fields are growing fastest here in the capital city? […]

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CEA President Speaks Out Against District Use of “Scabs” in Event of Strike

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega CEA President Speaks Out Against District Use of “Scabs” in Event of Strike

Negotiations are going well on the new contract between Columbus City Schools and the Columbus Education Association (CEA), says CEA president John Coneglio. Still, the Board of Education’s plan to use alternative staffing in the event of a strike has union members concerned.  CEA, the union which represents the more than 4,000 teachers who work […]

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New Superintendent Promises Better Days for Columbus Schools

Grant Walters Grant Walters New Superintendent Promises Better Days for Columbus Schools

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon spoke about the district's progress and prognosis at a community engagement event last week

New Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon imagines a new future for the district. Last week, at a community gathering at the King Arts Complex in King-Lincoln, she acknowledged the shortcomings of the school system to date and articulated a plan to change course. Columbus Board of Education, staff and stakeholders from Columbus City […]

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Columbus State Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Student-Centric Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus State Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Student-Centric Market

If you’re hungry, it’s difficult to concentrate in the classroom. That concept is prevalent in grade schools and high schools across the country, but hunger-based needs don’t stop at the college level. Leaders at Columbus State Community College are well aware of this issue, and are looking to take the next step in addressing food […]

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