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Coronavirus Update: CCS to Hold in-Person Graduations, Pelotonia Returns, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CCS to Hold in-Person Graduations, Pelotonia Returns, & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 134 cases of COVID-19 were reported for Wednesday, Feb. 17. As of Thursday, Feb. 18, 77,908 total cases and 852 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, 223 […]

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NEXT: Jack-of-All-Trades, Bachelor of Polymathy

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Jack-of-All-Trades, Bachelor of Polymathy

For the last two weeks, I’ve been an avid participant at the (virtual) Polymath Festival, organized by the Da Vinci Network, and specifically by Waqas Ahmed, author of The Polymath. It has been a pleasure meeting like-minded practitioners because, I fear, there are very few such venues or opportunities to do so. A polymath is […]

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New Legislation Would Waive State Testing as Education Gap Worsens

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Legislation Would Waive State Testing as Education Gap Worsens

By Susan Tebben As state officials look for solutions to an education gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, two pieces of legislation introduced Tuesday hope to give more leniency on state and federal testing. State rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, is a cosponsor with Rep. Jeffrey Crossman, D-Parma, on House Bill 40, to make exemptions for students […]

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Ohio Economists: Return to School Will Boost the Economy

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Economists: Return to School Will Boost the Economy

By Marty Schladen Gov. Mike DeWine is trying to get Ohio students back in the classroom by March and he plans to give adults who work in classroom settings priority access to scarce doses of the coronavirus vaccine to bring that about. Doing so will provide a substantial benefit to the Ohio economy both over the […]

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Teachers’ Unions Say DeWine is Using Vaccine ‘as a Bargaining Chip’

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Teachers’ Unions Say DeWine is Using Vaccine ‘as a Bargaining Chip’

By Susan Tebben Eight teachers’ unions throughout the state are pushing Gov. Mike DeWine to rethink his timeline for school reopening and vaccine distribution. In a joint statement distributed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers and signed by the presidents of the unions in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown, the leaders expressed […]

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CCS to Begin Blended Learning for Some Students Next Month

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CCS to Begin Blended Learning for Some Students Next Month

Columbus City Schools has announced some students will return to the classroom for the first time since March 2020. A blended learning model will begin next month for certain groups of students, meaning they will be attending classes in school buildings two days per week and at home three days per week. “We were successful […]

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Ohio Education Association Urges Suspension of In-Person Classes Statewide

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Education Association Urges Suspension of In-Person Classes Statewide

By Susan Tebben The state’s largest public schools union is asking that all public schools suspend in-person instruction until mid-January “in light of the alarming explosion in community spread of the coronavirus in recent weeks.” The Ohio Education Association said in a statement that they plan on calling “state leaders and school districts” to discuss a […]

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