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Gov. Kasich Signs Columbus Education Plan

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Ohio Governor John Kasich elicits the help of Columbus City School students as he signs House Bill 167, the Columbus Education Plan.
5:48PM
July
15, 2013

It has been several months since Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s education commission submitted recommendations on how to improve the city’s struggling school district. Monday Governor John Kasich, signed House Bill 167 dubbed the Columbus Education Plan, sparked from the education commission. Significant changes are in store for the district.

Columbus Schools Bill Goes Before Lawmakers

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Some Columbus leaders, including Mayor Michael Coleman, are backing a House bill to allow the Columbus City Schools to share voter approved levy money with charter schools.
12:43PM
June 19, 2013

A bill that would install recommendations from a new Columbus education commission is getting first Statehouse hearing this afternoon.

Coleman Quiet On Reports Of Downtown Overhaul

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Under the reported plan, Veterans Memorial would be demolished and replaced with an arts center. The city also reportedly wants to build a zoo attraction in the area south of COSI.
11:33AM
June
13, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says reports of the city plans to demolish Veterans Memorial and replace it with a zoo attraction and art center are “only a flavor” of what might happen.

Education Commission Approves Proposal In Unanimous Vote

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The commission also wants to create a district "innovation fund" with $50 million in public and private funding.
8:44AM
April
26, 2013

A city education commission is scheduled to vote today on proposals they say will improve Columbus City Schools. The proposals include a controversial change to the district’s auditor position.

Amendment Could Clear Way For Takeover Of Columbus Schools

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Mayor MIchael Coleman has repeatedly said he's not positioning for a mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.
1:13PM
April 17, 2013

As the legislature continues to hammer out the next two-year state budget, an amendment to the House version could open the door for at least a partial mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.

Board Vote Likely to Keep Commission Recommendations Off Shelf

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Columbus Education Commission director Eric Fingerhut says Mayor Coleman's involvment in superintendent search helps chances of commission's recommendations being enacted
2:30PM
April
10, 2013

For months, Mayor Coleman and the Columbus school board have been at loggerheads about whether to hire a new superintendent while the mayor’s education commission finishes its work. The school board was scheduled to begin interviewing candidates this week. Instead, the board voted to suspend its search.

Board Reverses Course, Follows Mayor’s Recommendations

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The board had been heavily criticized by Mayor Michael Coleman, who wanted the board to hire a temporary replacement for the retiring Gene Harris and make a final decision after getting input from a new city education commission.
7:31AM
April 10, 2013

In a sharp about-face, the Columbus School Board last night voted to put off hiring a permanent superintendent. The board has also named Mayor Michael Coleman as co-chair of the search committee.

Pending Spending Cuts Will Take Local Toll

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has identified $2.3-million in possible city service cuts if automatic federal spending cuts take full effect.
3:49PM
February
28, 2013

Some local officials say pending federal spending cuts will quickly effect state and city budgets. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman identifies $2.3 million dollars in neighborhood and human services that could be lost.

Mayor Coleman Proposes “Significant Changes” To City Schools

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman makes education the focus of his 14th State of the City address.
11:08PM
February
21, 2013

As anticipated, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman made education the highpoint of his 14th state of the city address at South High School. WOSU reports the mayor calls for “significant” change.

Mayor Michael Coleman Expected To Talk Schools In State Of City

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Mayor Michael Coleman tonight is expected to talk about education in his State of the City address at South High School.
10:47AM
February 21, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman tonight is expected to use part of his annual State of the City address to talk education. A commission he appointed in December, which has the backing of major companies , is expected to make a series of recommendations for Columbus City Schools.