These are the videos from the April 26 meeting of the commission. To watch videos from previous meetings or other events, click here.
The Columbus Education Commission discussed its final recommendations in its eighth meeting of 2013. For the highlights of the meeting, see our recap.
Review of proposed recommendations: In the morning session, the commission took on its final two subjects: 1) Effective teachers and principals and 2) High-performing neighborhood schools and more school choices
Discussion of proposed implementation plan: The commission reviewed proposals for a new public-private partnership, an independent auditor for Columbus City Schools, a new mayoral adviser on education and the Columbus Board of Education.
- April 19 visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
- April 10 meeting of the commission
- Meeting introduction and Johns Hopkins University expert Bob Balfanz on school safety, school climate and preventing dropouts
- KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg on charter school leadership and accountability
- Discussion of first set of proposed recommendations: 1) State of the art teaching tools and methods 2) Students with a purpose: career pathways 3) A quality early childhood education for every Columbus child 4) Community ownership and engagement: serving the whole child
- March 21 meeting of the commission
- Meeting introduction and Reynoldsburg Superintendent Steve Dackin on leadership and accountability
- Governance expert Susan Bodary of Education First and discussion
- Chancellor Mark Milliron of Western Governors University on how education is changing and a panel discussion of private sector engagement
- March 6 meeting of the commission
- Feb. 18 meeting of the commission
- Feb. 8 meeting of the commission
- Jan. 24 meeting of the commission
- Jan. 11 meeting of the commission
- Mayor Coleman’s 2012 community briefings on education