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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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Columbus City Council has released the names of 15 finalists to fill two soon-to-be-vacant seats. 

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Columbus school board member Mary Jo Hudson is resigning, citing the failure of the district's oversight model. 

Columbus police say two people were shot and wounded near the Africentric Early College on the east side late Saturday. 

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Plans to rehab a former manufacturing site owned by Battelle Memorial Institute at West 5th Avenue and Perry Street are proceeding.

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One-time mayoral candidate James Ragland has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Board of Education.

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Several weeks after deciding to hire her, the Columbus City Schools have announced a contract agreement has been reached with the district's next superintendent. 

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Columbus City Schools officials are searching for a new Board of Education member. 

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After six months of deliberations and seven public forums, the Columbus City Schools' task force on facilties voted on a final slate of recomendations on school closures and reconfiguration. 

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The Ohio attorney general is charged with fighting street and white-collar crimes. 

The Columbus City Schools' board voted Tuesday to proceed with an aggressive plan to pull away from last month’s dismal state report card grade – with the threat of a state takeover hanging over the district’s future.

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