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Columbus police have charged a fourth suspect in the death of a school bus driver.  

Columbus Landmarks

The Columbus Board of Education swore in new members and elected a new president and vice president Tuesday night.

The Columbus Board of Education last night voted to end their lease of two elementary schools to Bridgeway Academy. 

The Columbus Board of Education Tuesday moved ahead on proposals that would grant a 30-year tax abatement to a near east side development, and tighten travel restrictions for future boards. 

A Sherwood Middle School 6th grader was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident on the east side this morning.  

Columbus City Schools will receive a "D" on the latest state report card, according to preliminary data from the Ohio Department of Education.  

Alison Holm

Members of the Columbus Education Association voted "overwhelmingly" Sunday to accept a contract offer from the Columbus City Schools, with pay increases, the promise of smaller class sizes, and better disciplinary programs for troubled students.

For the first time in several years, the Columbus City Schools district is preparing for the new year with an-all staff convocation this morning, a pep rally to share a vision of the year ahead. 

A teacher strike in the Columbus City Schools seems to have been averted, just two weeks before school is scheduled to start.

Columbus City Council last night rejected placing two ballot initiatives before local voters this fall. 

A Columbus City Schools internal investigation has concluded that WCBE’s former general manager concealed the amount of the station’s debt, and falsified invoices to protect the station. Alison Holm reports.

WCBE files

Negotiators for the Columbus City Schools and the union representing teachers met for more than 11 hours Monday, but failed to produce a new contract agreeement. 

While both sides insist they are bargaining in good faith, the Columbus City Schools and the teachers union continue to plan for a possible strike this fall. 

The Columbus City Schools board is voting tonight on hiring a "strike contingency planner" to help the district if contract talks with the teachers union fall through this summer.  

Summer vacation starts next week, but looking ahead to fall, the union that represents Columbus City Schools teachers, voted to authorize a 10-day strike vote in case negotiations over a new contract break down this summer.

Superintendent Talisa Dixon says partnerships will be the key to improving Columbus City Schools.  

Columbus City Schools are moving ahead with plans to renovate buildings for a new “language schools” feeder pattern, and creating new administrative positions downtown.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus City Schools are working with Children's Hospital to provide mental health counselors on school campuses for students who have permission from their parents. 

A plan to renovate several Columbus City School buildings, and streamline the language program feeder plan is on hold again, amid questions over the price tag and where the money will come from. 

WCBE files

Columbus City Schools are purchasing 40 new buses - and getting a 2 million dollar rebate  in the form of a matching grant from the Ohio EPA's Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund.  

A national developer that wants to revive a South Side industrial site is asking the Columbus City Schools to approve to a tax abatement that could bring the district equipment, scholarships and a property tax windfall down the road.

A Columbus-based construction firm has been accused of defaulting on at least three uncompleted taxpayer-funded projects. 

Ohio Public Radio

Solving the challenges facing at least 52 seniors could be key to boosting Columbus City Schools' grade on the state report card - and may help ward off a potential state takeover.  

After shelving the bulk of school realignment recommendations made last November by a volunteer task force, the Columbus Board of Education moved rapidly last night to alleviate crowding and address a gap in the language program feeder system – just ahead of the district’s school lottery deadline next week. 

As the deadline for to submit ballot petitions passed Wednesday, it appeared there are more changes ahead for the Columbus Board of Education. 

Columbus City Schools

The site of the long-closed Fifth Avenue Elementary School could become a retail and housing complex.

Two months after shelving a task force's recommendations on closing and repurposing district buildings, the Columbus Board of Education is asking for more information on what to do with some overcrowded and aging buildings. 

Columbus Bar Association

The head of the North Linden Area Commission has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Board of Education

Leadership and focus will remain the same for the Columbus City Schools in the new year.

The Columbus Board of Education is accepting applications to fill the seat of Mary Jo Hudson, who announced last week she is resigning at the end of the year.