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Talisa Dixon

Shelves of books.
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Columbus City Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon is defending a policy change that would put nearly every third grader on a reading improvement plan. 

Columbus City Schools District Office.
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The early fall heat wave engulfing Central Ohio has pushed Columbus City Schools to cancel classes Tuesday.

Even after a $340,000 update to its cupola in 2018, West High School still doesn't have central air conditioning.
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A mid-September heatwave in Central Ohio has made it difficult for some students to concentrate in class.  While many suburban districts boast air-conditioning throughout, about 30 Columbus school buildings lack a central cooling system.

New Columbus Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon talks to students at Trevitt Elementary in King-Lincoln.
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Dontavius Jarrells, founder of the Columbus African Council, is searching for answers to the challenges faced by Ohio's African American and African immigrant communities.

New Columbus Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon talks to students at Trevitt Elementary in King-Lincoln.
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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon announced plans to divide the district into six geographic areas starting next year.

New Columbus Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon talks to students at Trevitt Elementary in King-Lincoln.
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New Columbus City Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon spent her first morning on the job touring two elementary schools and sharing her priorities for the future.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
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The Columbus City School Board has selected Talisa Dixon to be its next superintendent.