Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Columbus students arrive for first day of school
Wednesday was back to school day for more than 60,000 students in the Columbus public schools. While the kids are focused on class work and seeing friends, the district’s leaders have their eyes on improving test scores and winning approval of an operations levy slated for the November ballot.
This school year, Superintendent Gene Harris is again resolving to improve graduation rates and lift student achievement in all grades. The district remains on Academic Watch under the state standards rating system. And more than 30 schools are classified as school improvement meaning their test scores are not meeting necessary milestones.
The district is asking for a 6.95 mill levy, which would raise $62-million each year for operations.