A national perspective

What can Columbus do to help kids succeed? The nation’s top education official will weigh in tomorrow on the issue facing urban education — and the best way to address them.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will speak about education in Columbus at 6 p.m. Friday.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will speak about education in Columbus at 6 p.m. Friday.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be in Columbus to add a national perspective to our efforts to reimagine Columbus education. The conversation will include Mayor Michael Coleman, school board President Carol Perkins and KidsOhio.org President Mark Real. The event will start at 6 p.m.

If you haven’t already reserved a seat, don’t worry — we’ll be live-streaming the conversation on this website, CTV will be broadcasting it on the city’s television channel and we’ll be tweeting at #cbusedu.

Duncan’s visit comes as the Columbus Education Commission prepares to finalize recommendations on how to improve the options for all children who live within the Columbus School District.

The commission addressed four areas of recommendations on April 10, and members will be discussing these areas on Friday, April 26:

  • Effective teachers and principals
  • High-performing neighborhood schools and more school choices
  • Implementation of all recommendations

Stay tuned to this website and our Twitter account, @reimaginecbused. We’ll be posting the draft proposals when they are ready and providing more information about Friday’s meeting.

The meeting, by the way, will take place at the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (map) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Like all the previous meetings, it will be open to the public and live-streamed on this website.

One thought on “A national perspective

  1. Thank you for bringing the Secretary of Education Mr. Arne Duncan back to Columbus for this very critical time in our public education in this country. I believe that public education is a major civil rights issue of this generation.

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