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What is Reimagine Columbus Education?

ReimagineColumbusEducationlogoWe’re a group of people who care deeply about how our city educates its kids. That’s what drives all of our work. If you’d like to lend a hand or even just learn more, please click here.

We were chosen to serve on Mayor Coleman and Council President Ginther’s Columbus Education Commission because we come from diverse backgrounds, businesses and nonprofits across Columbus.

Who’s involved?

We hope all of us who care about Columbus schools get involved. That’s why we’re organizing a series of public meetings so we can all learn from each other. Those dates will be set soon. In the meantime, we can all share thoughts and ideas at this email address and at @ReimagineCbusEd or #CbusEdu on Twitter.

Columbus Education Commission logoMayor Coleman and Council President Ginther started this conversation by creating the Columbus Education Commission.

The Commission is made of a very diverse group of Columbus leaders; you’ll find their names and information here.

What are you doing?

We’re going to search for answers to some of the critical questions about education in Columbus.

Questions like:

  • What should a 21st century classroom look like?
  • Which community programs truly create academic success?
  • How can we adopt teaching and learning approaches proven to work?

We can discuss these questions in more depth at public briefings over the next few months. We hope you’ll join us.

This April, the Commission will create and deliver a report. The goal is clear: To offer a framework our community can use to decide what’s next for education in Columbus. To see our full timeline for Reimagine Columbus Education, click here.

Why Reimagine Columbus Education?

In short: Education will play a key role in defining our community’s future. So we believe our community should play a key role in defining education. For the complete version, please read Mayor Coleman’s post.

What’s going to change?

That’s what we’ll all work together to figure out over the next few months. We understand that students today need advanced knowledge in new technologies, new approaches and new thinking. We recognize that knowledge helps us create the kind of highly educated workforce that attracts new companies and new jobs. But we don’t yet know how education in Columbus is going to look in the next five, ten or 15 years. It’s time to chart a new course.