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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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Columbus City Schools Fills Board Vacancy With Interim Appointment

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus City Schools Fills Board Vacancy With Interim Appointment

Delivering an outcome that was reported as a possibility yesterday, Columbus City Schools announced last night after its regularly scheduled business meeting that an interim appointment had been made to fill its vacant Board of Education seat. Bryan O. Steward, who served as an elected BOE member from 2011 to 2015 and is also a […]

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Major Changes In Store for Columbus City Schools

Grant Walters Grant Walters Major Changes In Store for Columbus City Schools

Just weeks after announcing its new choice for superintendent, CCS may decide who will fill its vacant Board of Education position on Tuesday.

The last quarter of 2018 is shaping up to be an active, and potentially transformative, period for Columbus City Schools. This week, CCS is aiming to conclude its brief search for the vacant Board of Education seat vacated by former member Dominic Paretti, who resigned amid accusations of sexual harassment on Sept. 21. According to […]

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Columbus City Schools Levy by the Numbers: Part Three

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus City Schools Levy by the Numbers: Part Three

When the Franklin County Board of Elections posted its updated campaign contribution reports, it unleashed an avalanche of fun numbers for math fans. As a result, here is the third list of figures pertaining to the Columbus City Schools levy (Issue 57) this November. Readers will find a mix of district and campaign data here. […]

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School Issues: Food & Fitness at Columbus City Schools

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Food & Fitness at Columbus City Schools

When it comes to school lunches, everyone is a critic. They’re not organic enough. They’re not artisanal enough. They’re not healthy enough. They’re not pretty enough. At the end of the day, Columbus City Schools has to make sure that 50,000 kids have something to eat for lunch. The local students come from all corners […]

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Columbus City Schools Levy: By the Numbers

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus City Schools Levy: By the Numbers

As the Board of Education begins to move a levy proposal to the ballot in November (varying proposals would support the Facilities Master Plan Update, an Operations levy, or both), the district’s numbers will increasingly become the focus of community interest. The numbers presently in the spotlight range from 17.7 to 22 — that’s the spectrum […]

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School Issues: If you can’t be a good example… Lessons from Cleveland

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: If you can’t be a good example… Lessons from Cleveland

You know the old saying: if you can’t be a good example, then be a horrible warning. The other Cleveland — the one in Mississippi — made national news last week, for its segregated school system. A federal judge has ordered the town to desegregate its schools by merging its two high schools together. One […]

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