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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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School Board Approves Sale of Historic Building to OSU

Brent Warren Brent Warren School Board Approves Sale of Historic Building to OSU

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved the sale of the former Indianola Middle School to the Ohio State University. The school, located at 420 East 19th Avenue, sits on about nine acres of land next to the railroad tracks that form the eastern boundary of the University District. Although the sale had been […]

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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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Columbus City School Board Places Levy on November Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City School Board Places Levy on November Ballot

The Columbus City Schools Board voted unanimously today to put a 6.92 mill levy/bond request on the November ballot. “This morning, our Board of Education took a significant step forward in seeking to build upon the success of our students in the classroom, better address the social and emotional needs they often bring from home, […]

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Education Issues: Private School Scholarships for Students in Failing Schools

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Education Issues: Private School Scholarships for Students in Failing Schools

From most vantage points, it’s good news that standardized test scores will not generate state school ratings through the 2016-17 school year. As Ohio lawmakers experiment with the standards and implications of new performance assessments, schools are not judged by the outcomes of the ever-evolving test system. Meaningful school ratings are frozen in time, as […]

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School Issues: The New Pro-Choice?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: The New Pro-Choice?

“Why do we need a school board? Can you name anything the school board has done that helped a single child?” Those aren’t the sorts of questions you might expect from a speaker who is a former member of the Columbus Board of Education. But then again, the meeting at which the questions were posed […]

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