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Columbus City Schools have pushed back students return to the classrooms by at least two weeks, according to a communique released this morning.

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As the coronavirus positivity rate in Columbus continues to improve, Columbus City Schools are getting ready to reopen buildings for at least some of their students.  

The Columbus City Schools are having trouble finding enough security guards to work high school football games. 

Children's Hospital in Columbus will use a 2.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to set up an addtional school-based health clinic for Columbus City School students and expand a reproductive health education pilot program launched last year.  

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Columbus officials today announced an upcoming expansion of fall programs offered by the Recreation and Parks Department.

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The Columbus City Schools' chief academic officer has resigned, after district officials learned from a Pennsylvania radio report that she simultaneously held a similar position for the Philadelphia school district.  

Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools have placed chief academic officer Tracy Ocasio on paid administrative leave pending a review after officials learned from a Pennsylvania radio report that she had been working for the School District of Philadelphia. 

Columbus City Schools today announced the suspension of all in-person interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The district says the suspension takes effect Friday, August 14. 

Dan Skinner talks with Tyler Buchanan about the frustrations and anxieties that teachers in Ohio are working through as we approach the opening - in different forms - of Ohio's schools. 

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon says all classes k-12 will be online only for the first quarter of the school year.

Columbus Board of Education member James Ragland is drawing criticism from the teachers union for appearing on a panel with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in suburban Columbus Thursday.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today announced the city will use federal CARES Act funding to ensure that every Columbus City Schools student has a Chromebook for virtual learning.

Nearly 27 hundred Columbus City Schools teachers have signed a letter expressing concern about the district reopening for in-person classes this fall. 

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon says the district is considering changing its reopening plans due to COVID-19.  

The Columbus Division of Police is not renewing its high school resource officer program with Columbus City Schools.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is scheduled to release state guidelines on education on Thursday, but districts around the state have been exploring options for the next school year for weeks if not months.

State officials say some Ohio school children are eligible to receive 300 dollars in reimbursements for free and reduced lunches.  

Columbus City Schools announced Tuesday they will form a working group by the end of the month to discuss safety and security in the district – including possibly ending their decades-long contract with the Columbus Division of Police.

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A group of parents and alumni is calling on Columbus City Schools to cancel its contract with the Columbus Division of Police. 

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine says he fully intends to see schools in the state reopen this fall, but the responsibility for what that looks like is up to individual districts.

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Faced with uncertaintly about the upcoming school year, districts around the state are closing their books on fiscal year 2019-2020. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Monday that Ohio schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. 

The 15 Columbus City Schools that have distributed free meals for kids since mid-March will close temporarily following Thursday's lunch distribution, and will reopen Wednesday April 15th.  

Columbus City Schools will add a new distribution site at Dominion Middle School Monday to provide free meals for Columbus kids.  

Columbus City Schools are canceling all district-sponsored evening events through March due to coronavirus concerns. 

Staff of a suspended Columbus City Schools principal presented a passionate plea for the adminstrator at Tuesday’s school board meeting. 

Columbus City Schools are reversing the decision to make changes to the district's Transition Coordinator program.  

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Otterbein has been selected among a small group of universities to be a central point in starting conversations about racial healing and social justice.

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Backlash from "outside" groups is forcing Clinton Elementary School in Columbus to cancel Tuesday's Drag Queen Story Hour.  

The Columbus Board of Education Tuesday approved a tax abatement proposal from a for-profit subsidiary of Nationwide Children's Hospital -- and will offer a local charter network a lease on a dilapidated property "as-is".

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