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Columbus Council Of PTAs Declines To Back Levy Campaign

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and interim superintendent Dan Good continue their campaign FOR the levy tonight with a Southside townhall meeting.
October 10, 2013

The group that represents Columbus parents voted this week to not take a position on a tax levy or a proposal to create a new auditor position.

Schools Levy Must Go Forward Despite State Data Investigation

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs House Bill 167, or the Columbus Education Plan, which supporters say will improve the struggling Columbus City Schools. Opponents say it takes funnels taxpayer money to unproven charter schools.
16, 2013

Columbus City School board members, Tuesday evening, will begin to discuss the specifics of a November levy. The levy will move forward regardless of an investigation into alleged data and grade rigging in the district.

Gov. Kasich Signs Columbus Education Plan

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Ohio Governor John Kasich elicits the help of Columbus City School students as he signs House Bill 167, the Columbus Education Plan.
15, 2013

It has been several months since Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s education commission submitted recommendations on how to improve the city’s struggling school district. Monday Governor John Kasich, signed House Bill 167 dubbed the Columbus Education Plan, sparked from the education commission. Significant changes are in store for the district.

Education Commission Approves Proposal In Unanimous Vote

The commission also wants to create a district "innovation fund" with $50 million in public and private funding.
26, 2013

A city education commission is scheduled to vote today on proposals they say will improve Columbus City Schools. The proposals include a controversial change to the district’s auditor position.

Columbus Education Commission Proposes Changes But No Takeover

The Columbus Education Commission is expected to hash out and vote on Friday recently released proposals that it says should improve the struggling Columbus City Schools.
April 24, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s Columbus Education Commission has released proposals it said could help improve the struggling Columbus City Schools.

Board Vote Likely to Keep Commission Recommendations Off Shelf

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Columbus Education Commission director Eric Fingerhut says Mayor Coleman's involvment in superintendent search helps chances of commission's recommendations being enacted
10, 2013

For months, Mayor Coleman and the Columbus school board have been at loggerheads about whether to hire a new superintendent while the mayor’s education commission finishes its work. The school board was scheduled to begin interviewing candidates this week. Instead, the board voted to suspend its search.

Columbus Education Meeting Discusses Possible Big Changes

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Columbus Education Commission director Eric Fingerhut opens up the panel's final meeting with a discussion of change and democracy. It looks as if the commission is moving toward making a recommendation that Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman have some involvement in the district.
22, 2013

The commission studying the future of the Columbus City Schools met for their final hearing Thursday and got to the heart of the matter — who should run them. The Columbus Education Commission heard suggestions on how the troubled school district should be governed. As WOSU reports the theme of the meeting was big change is needed.

Columbus Education Commission Releases Budget

Mayor Michael Coleman appointed a commission in December to examine challenges facing Columbus City Schools.
March 14, 2013

The Columbus Education Commission has released an itemized budget. The commission was appointed by Mayor Michael Coleman to examine challenges facing Columbus City Schools. The 25 member commission budgeted $1 million for about four months of work, including $500,000 allocated from the city’s general fund.

Tension Mounts Over Future Control Of Columbus Schools

Columbus City Schools will have new leadership later this year.
February 26, 2013

The Columbus Board of Education meets tonight to discuss whether to hire an interim superintendent to replace the retiring Gene Harris. But a new education commission formed by the mayor wants to delay the hiring of a permanent superintendent until the commission makes its recommendations on the future of the schools.

Mayor Michael Coleman Expected To Talk Schools In State Of City

Mayor Michael Coleman tonight is expected to talk about education in his State of the City address at South High School.
February 21, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman tonight is expected to use part of his annual State of the City address to talk education. A commission he appointed in December, which has the backing of major companies , is expected to make a series of recommendations for Columbus City Schools.