Columbus City Schools

Dominic Paretti
Columbus City Schools

A Columbus City School Board and legislative aide in the Ohio House has resigned after sexual harassment complaints that were filed against him by two female co-workers at the statehouse.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus City Schools has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates to three and the district’s interim leader is not on the list.

Columbus Literacy

Sep 14, 2018
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Columbus is one of 14 out of Ohio’s 608 school districts to get an overall F on state report cards issued this week.  Literacy was a big problem for the state’s largest school district.  Today in a special broadcast from the Columbus Metropolitan Library to celebrate the Great American Read, we cover literacy trends and how the experts work on the problem.   

Interim Superintendent John Stanford fielding comments from Linden-McKinley students.
Nick Evans / WOSU

At a table in the Linden-McKinley STEM Academy gymnasium, students argued and pleaded with interim superintendent John Stanford not to shift high schoolers to East High. The move could happen in 2020 under a broad facilities reorganization now under consideration by Columbus City Schools.

Crowdfunding Classrooms

Sep 6, 2018
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Teachers in Ohio often spend their own money to outfit classrooms. As costs rise and budgets shrink, many teachers have turned to online fundraising, or crowdfunding, attracting outside support for education.

The popular DonorsChoose.org crowdfunding website, for example, has raised funds for more than a million projects since 2000 and currently hosts more than 2,000 initiatives for Ohio alone. 

A new report from the Ohio Auditor's office, however, recommends school districts adopt policies that regulate the online fundraising.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The Columbus City School Board plans to interview five candidates to become the district’s next superintendent. The board is hoping to name its choice in about a month.

Some schools throughout Ohio have been closed recently due to heat. And state lawmakers are considering ideas to help students beat the heat. 

Moler Elementary, is one of several Columbus City Schools buildings that isn't air conditioned. The district is renovating some buildings through a levy approved in 2016.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Some schools throughout the state that don’t have air conditioning have been closed or are releasing students early because of heat. On Wednesday, Columbus City Schools joined the districts canceling classes entirely.

School bus
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Columbus City Schools has canceled all classes Wednesday due to heat and humidity, as temperatures again threaten to top 90 degrees.

Iesha Campbell
Nick Evans

A facilities advisory board is recommending a broad reorganization for Columbus City Schools. Some residents on the far South Side are wary of the change.

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