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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Says Student Achievement ‘On the Rise’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City Schools Superintendent Says Student Achievement ‘On the Rise’

The latest local report card detailing the successes and failings of Columbus City Schools was disputed Tuesday night as CCS Superintendent Dan Good delivered a presentation to the city’s Board of Education. The district report card showed Fs in achievement, gap closing, progress and graduation rate and a D for preparedness for success. “There is […]

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Voters Still Skeptic About Columbus City Schools Levy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Voters Still Skeptic About Columbus City Schools Levy

Columbus voters remain skeptical of the proposed school levy they’ll vote on in November. The 6.92 mil bond request aims to add 325 staff members to the 119 buildings that serve 51,000 students in hopes that foreign-born students, gifted students and students with disabilities and/or chronic home stressors can receive more personalized attention. The Columbus […]

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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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Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Friday was a day of political engagement as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce put on their 11th annual Government Day. Local and state party leaders, political strategists and local business owners discussed many of the main challenges Columbus is presently facing — from lack of faith in the school system to shortcomings in public transportation […]

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Columbus Teachers Forced to Repay Bonuses back to The District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Teachers Forced to Repay Bonuses back to The District

An email was sent to Columbus City Schools teachers from Superintendent Dan Good today, stating that performance-based bonuses that were distributed incorrectly due to administrative data tampering during the 2010-2011 school year would need to be repaid by teachers to the district. The repayment request is expected to be completed by June 2015, and includes […]

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CCS: Cleaning House or Sweeping Under the Rug?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott CCS: Cleaning House or Sweeping Under the Rug?

Last summer, the local newspaper headlines read, “New Columbus schools chief says he’s cleaning house”. At the time, Dr. Dan Good had just taken the reigns of Columbus City Schools from retiring Superintendent Gene Harris. During her tenure, the Columbus City Schools team “house” looked something like this: Almost a year after the “cleaning house” […]

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New High Performing Schools Initiative Announced

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The formation of a new city schools working group was announced today as a collaborative effort between Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Columbus City Council and Columbus City Schools. The purpose of the “High Performing Schools Initiative” will be to examine, deliberate and recommend steps and standards to grow the number of high performing schools within […]

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