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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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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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Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

After Megan Park, the founder of Putting Women In Their Place, (PWITP) finished watching the results of the 2016 presidential election, she spent several months feeling aimless. “I meditated a lot,” Park said. “I walked my dog. I signed lots of petitions, joined lots of grassroots groups, called my representatives. Important as all of that […]

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Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Central Ohio Young Black Democrats (COYBD) broke tradition last night, making candidate endorsements of their own for the first time. The move caused a wave in the county and state party, and involved resignations from several COYBD Executive Committee members. It started when the Central Ohio chapter decided to recommend Columbus City Council candidate Jasmine […]

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Voter Guide for the 2017 Columbus Primary Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Voter Guide for the 2017 Columbus Primary Election

Columbus City Councilmembers Priscilla Tyson, Shannon Hardin and Mitchell Brown are up for re-election this year. Officially endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party, they’re going against six other candidates, four Republicans and two Democrats, in the primary election taking place on Tuesday, May 2. From the Franklin County Republican Party are Kieran Cartharn, Josh […]

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