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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.

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A Columbus Scioto High School student has been charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone. 

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

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The Columbus City Schools' board voted unanimously last night to offer to sell the shuttered Indianola Middle School building to Ohio State University for a yet-to-be-determined price. 

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The State Auditor's office says a Whitehall man accused of selling stolen bus passes intended for the Columbus City School's neediest students has been charged with telecommunications fraud.

Ohio Department of Education records show five more Columbus City Schools principals could lose their state educator licenses in connection with the district's attendance data-rigging scandal.

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

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good is stepping down in December.  

Classes in the Columbus City Schools start later this month.   But more than 800 third-graders still haven’t passed the state reading test. Alison Holm reports.

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

At least three big school districts including Columbus, are pleading with state education officials to take a close look at what they think is a major discrepancy.

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The group representing Ohio school boards is offering advice to districts following the Ohio Supreme Court's decision last May upholding the constitutionality of a Whetstone High School student's backpack search.

Over the weekend a Columbus City Schools official said termination was in the works for an employee who posted hateful comments against LGBTQ people and the city's Pride Festival on his Facebook page.

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A spokesperson says the Columbus City Schools are working to fire the employee who posted a threat against the lives of LGBTQ community members on social media ahead of this weekend's Columbus Pride festival.

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The state auditor says his office will review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints. 

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Columbus Police and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating a social media post that calls for the killing of LGBTQ people during the Columbus Pride Festival.

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The school year comes to a close this week in Columbus, and city and district officials are reminding parents and students about summer programming options. 

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The Columbus School Board Tuesday approved new or amended contracts with the Central Ohio Transit Authority and private companies to handle a growing number of transportation requests by homeless families for students traveling between the city and suburban districts.

There are calls to reform the disciplinary system in the Columbus City Schools. 

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Johnson Park Middle School is closed today after some students were exposed to mercury from a broken thermometer during an 8th-grade class on Wednesday.

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Three East High School students are recovering after they ingested cookies laced with marijuana on Tuesday.

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Students in the Columbus City Schools begin spring break on Friday, and city and district officials want them to stay safe and active.

The Columbus Board of Education Tuesday night heard details about new statewide options to certify students are ready to graduate from high school.

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Two students are facing charges after a video circulated online last month that appeared to show two students engaging in a sex act at South High School.

Columbus Board of Education members said last night they will meet with Columbus City officials every three months to learn more about the tax breaks the city has in the pipeline.

While confusion continues over President Trump's executive order on immigration, and Statehouse  Republican and Democrats are squaring off over "sanctuary cities" bills, the Columbus Board of Education last night approved a resolution promising a safe environment for all students and staff, regardless of immigration status. 

Eight people have filed to run for three Columbus School Board seats this year. 

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More than 70 people protesting President Donald Trump's ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations were arrested at the Ohio University student union building last night.

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Several South High School students are facing disciplinary action after Columbus City Schools officials say an inappropriate video was posted on social media. 

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