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Officials not happy with latest report card, but note progress
On the surface, Columbus City Schools showed a less-than-impressive performance on the latest state report card, earning five F's, one D, one C and two A's.
Officials not happy with latest report card, but note progress
On the surface, Columbus City Schools showed a less-than-impressive performance on the latest state report card, earning five F's, one D, one C and two A's.
Security will be extra cost if Reynoldsburg teachers strike
So far, Reynoldsburg schools have spent about $360,000 to prepare for a teachers strike that could begin on Friday. If the school board and teachers union can’t reach an agreement today, it will cost the district as much as $19,000 more each day to keep its schools open during a work stoppage.
Vacant Columbus school sold for $300,000, not $1.7 million
The Columbus Board of Education sold a vacant elementary school yesterday for $300,000, though it was valued by the county auditor at $1.7 million. No appraisal was commissioned for the former Heyl Elementary School, at 760 Reinhard Ave. on the South Side.
Questions unanswered on ‘parent trigger’ law for Columbus schools
State officials showed up at the Columbus school board meeting last night to answer questions about the “parent trigger,” which could transform up to 20 low-performing district buildings into charter schools as early as fall 2015. But the two officials from the state Department of Education repeatedly said they didn’t know how the pilot project would work in detail, and then refused to talk with a reporter afterward.
StudentsFirst says it won’t play politics with Columbus schools parent trigger
A state-picked school-reform group won’t push an agenda as it helps parents pull the trigger to change low-performing Columbus City Schools, its director said yesterday. StudentsFirst was founded by teachers union antagonist Michelle Rhee, the former head of the Washington, D.C. schools who fired hundreds of teachers she deemed ineffective. But its Ohio arm is not out to play politics with the state’s new “parent trigger” law, said Greg Harris, the director of StudentsFirst Ohio.
Campaign encourages kids to eat in the morning
A full stomach makes for a more open mind.
Columbus schools lack policies on hiring, firing employees
The Columbus City Schools employ thousands of people and have a personnel department with 42 workers and a $3.7 million-a-year budget, but the district has no written policies for hiring and firing people or following other basic procedures.
Campaign encourages kids to eat in the morning
A full stomach makes for a more open mind.
Free breakfast and lunch will be available to all
When Columbus City Schools students return to classes Wednesday, Aug. 20, free breakfast and lunch will be waiting -- for all of them.

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