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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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Photos: Dinosaurs Arrive at COSI

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Dinosaurs Arrive at COSI

After a year of anticipation, dinosaurs have finally arrived in Columbus! COSI teamed up with the American Museum of Natural History to install a new permanent exhibition of dinosaur skeleton casts, bones, and other interactive installations within the center. The public grand opening of the new space takes place on Saturday, November 18th. Access to […]

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CCAD Building New State-of-the-Art Animation Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans CCAD Building New State-of-the-Art Animation Center

The Columbus College of Art & Design is giving a big boost to its animation program. Representatives from the college unveiled plans today to construct a new $1.5 million facility inside the Design Studios on Broad building on the Downtown campus. The facility will be formally known as the Cloyd Family Animation Center, and will house […]

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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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