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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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Opinion: CoverMyMeds Abatement Not Worth the Cost

Hannah Halbert Hannah Halbert Opinion: CoverMyMeds Abatement Not Worth the Cost

In total, Columbus schools will lose an estimated $35.5 million over 15 years due to a generous tax abatement package the city is awarding to software company, CoverMyMeds, according to a new report by Policy Matters Ohio.  Tax abatements, a central part of state and local economic development strategy, eliminate all or part of an […]

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USGBC Ohio Gives – A Green Apple Day of Service

  USGBC Ohio Gives – A Green Apple Day of Service

Join USGBC Ohio on May 4th to help transform the exterior of the Hamilton STEM Academy in the Linden Neighborhood of Columbus. We are partnering with Columbus City Schools and FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed) to create a more inviting and healthy environment for our local students. We will be renovating the front […]

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Plan to Expand Immersion Schools, Relocate Dominion, Receives Board Approval

Anne Evans Anne Evans Plan to Expand Immersion Schools, Relocate Dominion, Receives Board Approval

During the Columbus City Schools Board meeting held at a special location (Columbus Africentric Early College) and an earlier time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, board members approved a new proposal put forth for the first time by Interim Superintendent Dr. John Stanford to make significant changes to several schools. As a part of the […]

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Columbus State Receives $3.1 Million to Create Pathways to Careers in Health

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus State Receives $3.1 Million to Create Pathways to Careers in Health

The groundbreaking initiative aims to place over 1100 Columbus-area high school students in health care-related education programs

Columbus State Community College has been awarded a $3.1 million U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant to increase the number of economically and educationally disadvantaged central Ohio high school students entering healthcare-related professions. The college’s Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) has a goal within the next five years to place 1,125 students into allied […]

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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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