Columbus Education Association

The Columbus City Schools' teachers union is calling on board member James Ragland to step down following what it calls an "inappropriate and misogynistic" social media post.  

Ohio's eight largest teachers unions, including the Columbus Education Association, are denouncing the way Ohio Governor DeWine is rushing a return to in-person classes weeks before school staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Columbus City Schools are proceeding with plans to reopen under a blended learning model for some students February 1st -- before staff is vaccinated.

Fourteen hundred career and technical education students are scheduled to return to a pair of Columbus City School campuses today, and the district has signed a memo of understanding with the teachers' union on protecting staff and students.  

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

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.

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

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

Nationwide Children's Hospital is asking the Columbus City Schools to sign off on a 100-percent tax abatement for a new, for-profit division.

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. 

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.

Columbus  teachers will vote on a new contract agreement with the Columbus City Schools in two weeks. 

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. 

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.  

The Columbus City Schools and the union representing teachers continue contract negotiations ahead of a planned strike 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. 

The union representing Columbus City Schools teachers plans to hold a march next week to protest city property-tax abatements and faculty salaries.  

Teachers in the Columbus City Schools last night approved a new two-year contract with the district.

Documents obtained by WCBE show the Columbus City Schools so-called 'final' contract offer to the teachers union gives instructors annual raises of 1.5 percent this  year and 1 percent next year.

Columbus school district officials have made their final contract offer to the teachers union.

Hundreds of Columbus City Schools teachers rallied outside the district offices yesterday, demanding a new contract  with better benefits.

Teachers in the Columbus City Schools are demanding a better contract. 

Under terms of a new two year contract agreement ratified by the Columbus Education Association last week and going before the school board tonight, Columbus City Schools teachers will get 2 percent pay raises in each year of the deal - their first base pay raises in several years.