Columbus City Schools

“Reading is a basic right.” Ohio parents of dyslexic students see benefits of science of reading

BY: - April 25, 2023

Joy Palmer remembers how her daughter Dey’Leana used to memorize books when she was in elementary school in an attempt to hide the fact that she couldn’t read. Dey’Leana, now 18, reads at a fourth grade reading level. The junior at South High School in Columbus City Schools was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was […]

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Ohio, talks student debt and school vouchers

BY: - April 21, 2023

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Columbus area schools Thursday.  “What I saw here today is something that I want to bottle up and I want to spread across the country,” Cardona said when talking to reporters. “When we talk about investing in America, this is what we’re talking about.” Cardona toured Columbus State […]

DeWine visits Columbus City Schools elementary school to observe science of reading

BY: - April 10, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine nodded along and smiled as the second grade students in Bernadette Monroe’s Southwood Elementary School classroom sounded out words like whistle, sketch and chuckle by emphasizing each letter Thursday morning.  Across the hall, in Robin Thalgott’s third grade classroom, students were practicing their syllables and studying words such as define, apron, […]

Columbus City Schools lapses contract with Columbus Police Department

BY: - July 9, 2020

After weeks of community upheaval and concessions by city education officials, the Columbus Police Department announced Monday that its contract with Columbus City Schools lapsed.  The district’s three-year contract with Columbus police placed “resource officers” in 20 high schools and employed two sergeants. That contract expired June 30, and no new contract is in place, […]

Ohio Senate committee discusses future of Ohio’s K-12 education

BY: - May 20, 2020

An Ohio Senate committee brought representatives from several education groups together to discuss what school districts will need to start the new school year in the fall.  The Senate Finance Committee held a panel discussion Tuesday, in which they heard from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, the Ohio Education Association, the Ohio Federation of […]