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Opinion: Dominion Overcrowding a Test Case for School Board’s Ability to Make Tough Decisions

Vladimir Kogan Vladimir Kogan Opinion: Dominion Overcrowding a Test Case for School Board’s Ability to Make Tough Decisions

Columbus City Schools confronts many of the familiar challenges that plague other urban school systems. The district’s “F” rating on its latest state report card means it’s less than two years away from a state takeover unless it can quickly improve student achievement. Columbus is also one of the country’s most economically segregated metro areas, and […]

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Columbus Board of Education Accepting Applications for Current Vacancy

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Board of Education Accepting Applications for Current Vacancy

Columbus City Schools announced yesterday that applications are being accepted to fill the Columbus Board of Education vacancy left in the wake of the resignation of Mary Jo Hudson on Dec. 6. CBE bylaws require a public application process to seek candidates when a vacancy occurs. Any resident of the Columbus City School District who […]

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Q & A: Mary Jo Hudson Reflects on Columbus School Board Resignation

Grant Walters Grant Walters Q & A: Mary Jo Hudson Reflects on Columbus School Board Resignation

After ending her five-year tenure with the Board last week, Hudson talks more about her decision and her future hopes for city schools and stakeholders

On Dec. 6, Columbus Board of Education member Mary Jo Hudson submitted her letter of resignation, which will end her five-year tenure on Dec. 31, 2018. The letter chiefly cites Hudson’s contention with the board’s governance model, among other philosophical and functional gaps that she believes it will need to address to serve the city’s […]

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School Board Member Pens Resignation, Cites “Completely Inadequate Model of Governance”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega School Board Member Pens Resignation, Cites “Completely Inadequate Model of Governance”

Editor’s note: Mary Jo Hudson joined the Columbus Board of Education in 2014. She’ll leave her position by year’s end, aiming to work outside the system to facilitate change. Read her full letter of resignation below. Dear Treasurer Bahorek and Board Colleagues: With the clear conviction that I can best help affect change from outside […]

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Otterbein University Launches Statewide College Affordability Initiative

Grant Walters Grant Walters Otterbein University Launches Statewide College Affordability Initiative

On Nov. 15, Otterbein University officially announced its latest effort to increase college affordability for students attending Ohio high schools. Originally invoked as a pilot program in conjunction with Columbus City Schools to improve local high school graduation rates and increased access to post-secondary educational programs, the ‘Otterbein Commitment’ is now being expanded with the […]

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Columbus City Schools Fills Board Vacancy With Interim Appointment

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus City Schools Fills Board Vacancy With Interim Appointment

Delivering an outcome that was reported as a possibility yesterday, Columbus City Schools announced last night after its regularly scheduled business meeting that an interim appointment had been made to fill its vacant Board of Education seat. Bryan O. Steward, who served as an elected BOE member from 2011 to 2015 and is also a […]

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Major Changes In Store for Columbus City Schools

Grant Walters Grant Walters Major Changes In Store for Columbus City Schools

Just weeks after announcing its new choice for superintendent, CCS may decide who will fill its vacant Board of Education position on Tuesday.

The last quarter of 2018 is shaping up to be an active, and potentially transformative, period for Columbus City Schools. This week, CCS is aiming to conclude its brief search for the vacant Board of Education seat vacated by former member Dominic Paretti, who resigned amid accusations of sexual harassment on Sept. 21. According to […]

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