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School Issues: Hotness

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Hotness

As the temperatures reach towards the 90s this week, suburban schools will occasionally make the local news when their air conditioning breaks down. Meanwhile, several schools in the Columbus City Schools system have never had air conditioning. In September of last year, when the temperature outside hit 94 degrees, some elementary classrooms recorded 100 degree […]

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Columbus Foundation Awards 375K to Charter School

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus Foundation Awards 375K to Charter School

Would you believe that one of the highest performing public middle schools in Franklin county is a charter school? Columbus Collegiate Academy has two middle school campuses. It serves a population that is 95% economically disadvantaged; 18% of its students qualify for special education services, and 80% of its students are identified as being “of […]

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School Issues: Money for What?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Money for What?

School is out for summer, but the Columbus Board of Education still has a meeting on Tuesday, June 17. At that meeting, several decisions regarding expenditures will be made for the upcoming school year. One resolution (14.02) authorizes a three-page laundry list of vendors for the district to pay in excess of $25,000 to. That […]

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School Issues: Educator of the Year

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Educator of the Year

“I don’t see any newspaper reporters here; I don’t see any television cameras . . . ” In her keynote address at the Educator of the Year banquet, motivational speaker and Mifflin graduate Tei Street (“The Amazing Tei Street”) briefly considered a lost opportunity for staffers at Columbus City Schools to shine in the local […]

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School Issues: The Clinton Conundrum

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: The Clinton Conundrum

On December 17, 2013, the Board of Education for Columbus City Schools approved a measure to demolish a 1904 annex at Clinton Elementary School. Regarding the agenda item, there were no comments from the community that evening. The issue passed easily with a 5-1 vote. Only member Mike Wiles voted against the demolition proposal. The […]

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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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School Issues: A Helpful Standardized Test?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: A Helpful Standardized Test?

Standardized testing is a hot issue on the local education scene. A growing number of Columbus parents are concerned that too much time and effort is dedicated in schools to standardized tests. In the midst of the controversy, researchers at The Ohio State University have announced the findings of a study that indicates at least […]

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