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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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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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