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The Columbus Board of Education has tapped former board member Bryan Steward to temporarily fill the seat left vacant by Dominic Paretti's abrupt resignation last month.  

A legislative aide in the Ohio House has resigned after sexual harassment complaints that were filed against him by two female co-workers.

After a nearly four-hour closed door meeting Thursday evening, the Columbus City Schools board unanimously voted to offer the district’s top spot to Talisa Dixon.

A meet-and-greet last night with a candidate for Columbus City Schools superintendent was cut short. 

The Columbus City Schools board has narrowed the list of finalists for superintendent to three - and interim superintendent John Stanford did not make the cut.  

Alison Holm

Over 200 parents, teachers and community members turned out at Marion Franklin High School last night, to take part in a public forum on the Columbus City Schools' reorganization proposals.


An estimated 150 people attended a public meeting last night on the Columbus City Schools' plan to close Linden-McKinley High School.  

Five months after the Columbus City Schools Facilities Task Force began to look at the future footprint of the district, the school board last night heard six preliminary suggestions on streamlining, realigning, and closing buildings

CCS To Dismiss Early Tuesday Because Of Heat

Sep 3, 2018

The Columbus City Schools have announced they will close early Tuesday, due to high heat and humidity.

Alison Holm

As the Columbus City Schools prepare for the return of students Thursday, the district plans to expand use of online apps to boost reading scores, and is considering a possible new life for an old building. 

Eight months after former Columbus City Schools superintendent Dan Good stepped down, the district is still several months away from naming a successor.

Last December, the City of Columbus filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation and other drug distributors and makers for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. 

Columbus Divison of Police

A Columbus student who fired shots at Scioto 6-12 school last September has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County grand jury has declined to indict a Columbus City Schools teacher for murdering a man during a fight in her Plain Township apartment last April. 

Franklin County Auditor

The Columbus City Schools board waited until the last day to start bidding on the former Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow headquarters last week.

WCBE files

The Columbus Board of Education last night laid out a timetable to hire a new superindentent. 

WCBE files

Dozens of Columbus City Schools employees will be moving under one roof. 

M + A Architects

The Columbus Board of Education heard a proposal Tuesday from a high end developer asking for a special deal on a new project. 

Columbus school district officials have disciplined students at six high schools for using teacher log-in data to change their grades. 

After a months-long delay, the Columbus City Schools have once again agreed to sell Indianola Middle School to Ohio State University. 

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The Columbus Board of Education has again put the fate of the Indianola Middle School property back on its agenda - more than six months after it unanimously approved a deal with Ohio State University.

A Columbus City Schools principal has been charged with soliciting a prostitute. 

The Columbus City Schools' board is launching a new search for a superintendent, after State Auditor David Yost suggested there may have been improprieties in the selection process. 

Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The walkout has galvanized teens nationwide and raised big questions for schools about how to handle protests.


Students from four Columbus City high schools and one elementary school are among those planning to take part in the National School Walkout March 14th, in honor of the 17 people killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  

Ohio Public Radio

State Auditor David Yost says the Columbus City Schools may have to conduct another search for a superintendent.  

WCBE files

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved a plan to cut 61 staff positions in the upcoming school year, as part of a larger plan to head off a looming deficit triggered by reduced state funding.  

Akron City Schools Superintendent David James has withdrawn from consideration for the top spot in Columbus City Schools, leaving interim superintendent John Stanford as the only candidate for the position.  

WCBE files

The Columbus City Schools' board held a special meeting Wednesday night, to hear about revised recommendations to the list of possible budget cuts necessitated by reduced state funding.

Many schools in and around central Ohio either canceled classes today or increased police presence amid several threats seen on social media.