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Dan Good Wants Voter Support on Columbus School Levy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dan Good Wants Voter Support on Columbus School Levy

Columbus voters will decide on a range of issues at the polls this month and next, including a levy for Columbus City Schools to expand operations and address some deferred maintenance. With some critics calling it a potential waste of money and others calling into question the accountability of the school district based on past […]

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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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School Levy Opposition Releases Statement on Voting Day Results

Walker Evans Walker Evans School Levy Opposition Releases Statement on Voting Day Results

Quickly following the press release from The Columbus Partnership issued several minutes ago, the opposition group to today’s school levy ballot issues 50 and 51 also issued a press release to provide information about their next steps toward education reform. The full press release can be found below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbus, Ohio (November 5, […]

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Columbus Partnership Releases Statement on School Levy Result

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The results have not fully been tallied, but The Columbus Partnership is ready to call Issues 50 and 51 as failing at the ballot box today. (Update: The levy opposition also released a statement this evening, which can be FOUND HERE.) The full press release issued by Alex Fisher, President & CEO of The Columbus […]

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Op-Ed: Voting NO on Columbus City School Levy Issues 50 & 51

 Christina McMenemy Op-Ed: Voting NO on Columbus City School Levy Issues 50 & 51

I’m grateful to represent a group of Columbus City Schools parents, educators, and community members who are opposed to Issues 50 & 51. My two daughters are enrolled in a district school, and my husband is a graduate of Columbus City Schools. We love the teachers, and truly consider them a part of our team. […]

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