Columbus City Schools

When we launched Replay! — Classical 101's musical instrument drive — last summer, we were absolutely blown away by the community response.

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Columbus City Schools is buying the former headquarters of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow for $3.4 million.

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The Columbus City School board has picked a firm to lead its latest superintendent search. A previous search was abandoned over the possible violation of open meetings laws.

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A progressive think tank says data from the Ohio Department of Education’s website shows not only how much state money went to the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, but also how much traditional public school districts lost to what was the state’s largest online charter school.

At least one Ohio school impacted by the abrupt bankruptcy of Discovery Tours will still be able to take their field trip, thanks to the help of their local community, but the travel company’s closure is affecting students across the state.

The Columbus Board of Education voted Friday to accept more than $20,000 in donations from local education groups, firefighters, police officers and others for students at Ridgeview Middle School.

School District Stability

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Columbus City Schools has resumed their search for a new superintendent after initial searches were called off earlier this year. While no new candidates have been announced, sessions will take place today to decide what outside legal counsel will be used to assist in the process. 

With continued instability on the board, today we discuss the impact a school has on its surrounding area, from the housing market to the kind of education its students receive. 

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The ball will begin rolling this week in Columbus’ search for a new school superintendent.

The Columbus school board will hold work sessions on Monday and Tuesday to determine which search firm and outside legal counsel will assist in the process.

Hundreds of students in Akron were among those prevented from beginning a state required exam Wednesday due to a computer glitch that impacted testing statewide. 

Testing resumed Thursday after a bug in the vendor’s system prevented students from logging in to their English Language Arts exams Wednesday.

A spokesperson with the Ohio Department of Education said ODE was notified Wednesday morning by AIR, the American Institutes for Research, of a problem with its log in system.

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Columbus parents and students at West High School are concerned conditions inside the nearly 90-year old building will continue to decline. Ceiling tiles and plaster fall sporadically, and the building either gets too hot or too cold, depending on the weather.

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Despite a bit of wrangling over specifics, the Columbus City School Board decided to go back to square one in its search for a new superintendent.

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