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School Board Votes to Sell Five District Properties

Brent Warren Brent Warren School Board Votes to Sell Five District Properties

A vote from the Columbus Board of Education last week has cleared the way for the district to sell five of its properties, including the historic Beck Street School near German Village. “We expect to begin the sales process sometime in February,” said Scott Wortman, Chief Communications Officer for Columbus City Schools (CCS). “Per statute, […]

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CCS Board of Education Candidate Forum

  CCS Board of Education Candidate Forum

Clintonville Go Public, Southside STAY, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, and The Columbus Urban League are partnering to host a public forum with candidates for the Columbus Board of Education. Five of the seven seats are up for election on November 5, 2019, with four for general election and one for special […]

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Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

Columbus City Schools saw a letter-grade improvement to a ‘D’ on its State Report Card, among additional improvements over the last year. Released by the Ohio Department of Education, the report card shows results from state testing during the 2018-2019 school year. “While our overall grade of a ‘D’ is certainly not the end goal, […]

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City, School District to Improve Public Menstrual Product Access

 Taijuan Moorman City, School District to Improve Public Menstrual Product Access

Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown and Columbus City Schools Superintendent and CEO Dr. Talisa Dixon have announced a collaborative effort to expand public menstrual product access, by providing them in school restrooms. The City will also increase menstrual products access at recreation centers and municipal buildings around Columbus, starting Downtown. Columbus non-profit Free the […]

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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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