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School Issues: Student Perspectives

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Student Perspectives

If you’re following the local education stories, then you’re probably aware that there’s been lots of controversy about who should lead the effort to reform Columbus City Schools. At present, the local school system is governed by the Board of Education, a seven-member, elected governing body. If you read the Dispatch, the stories imply (over […]

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School Issues: Cut Parents Out of the Equation

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Cut Parents Out of the Equation

It’s time for a little review of the city schools and city politics. The Board of Education (the school board) is comprised of seven members, all elected by the public. Their job is to make decisions for Columbus City Schools. But, because the majority of board members have worked as a rubber stamp for a […]

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School Issues: Students Smarter in Kindergarten than Third Grade

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Students Smarter in Kindergarten than Third Grade

Last week, former Columbus City Schools board member Steph Groce unleashed her intellect and slew of education documents on her new website. This week, she dropped the bombshell. Groce looks at Kindergarten Readiness scores at local schools, and compares those scores to performance data on third grade proficiency tests. The results of the comparison are […]

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School Issues: Groce’s Got A Brand New Bag

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Groce’s Got A Brand New Bag

It’s been over a year since Steph Groce left the school board. Armed with a giant intellect and a tireless love of research, Groce was a popular board member. At least, she was popular with the public… when Groce departed, her colleagues showered her with faint farewell praises at her last meeting: “You are who […]

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Steward is newest Columbus School Board member

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Columbus school board appoints newest member By Simone Sebastian The Columbus school board unanimously chose attorney Bryan O. Steward as its newest member yesterday, the board’s second appointment in a month. Steward, 39, replaces former President Terry Boyd on the seven-member board. Boyd left last month to focus on his job at […]

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Latina named to Columbus school board

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From The Dispatch: Latina named to Columbus school board By Simone Sebastian The Columbus school board has tapped the president of the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus board to finish the final year of the term left vacant because of W. Carlton Weddington’s election to the Ohio House. Ramona Reyes, 39, is a human-resources specialist at […]

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