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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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Columbus City Schools students will be fed lunches made with Ohio products.

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Tuesday was a good day for the Columbus City Schools, capped by the annual State of the District address.

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One of the key figures in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data scrubbing scandal has had her license revoked.

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Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks totaling for Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares to convert a vacant Cleveland Avenue grocery store into an office building with 14 hundred workers.

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State lawmakers wrapping up work in the lame-duck session on Thursday approved a total property tax exemption for Nationwide Arena.

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A Columbus City Schools teacher has been charged with attacking a Reynoldsburg police officer. 

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Last night was a good one for school levies on ballots in Franklin County, including the Columbus City Schools' 6.92 mill request.

Democrats won five of the six contested Franklin County seats on the ballot Tuesday - two county commission seats, the treasurer, the clerk of courts, and the recorder.

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Finance reports show the campaign to get voters to approve the Columbus City Schools levy on next week's ballot has raised nearly 436 thousand dollars.

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Columbus city and school district officials yesterday celebrated the opening of a new early childhood learning center in Linden, something they hope to replicate in other neighborhoods.

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Looking to tamp down negative publicity ahead of next month's levy vote, Columbus Board of Education members say they want to work with the community to put an end to violence near schools.

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The Columbus Board of Education last night voted to sell the vacant Southeast Career Center building to a nearby construction firm for just over 1 million dollars.

Nearly two-dozen Columbus high school seniors could get free tuition at Denison University.

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