Who we are

ReimagineColumbusEducationlogoWe’re leaders across Columbus who care passionately about how we educate our children.

Over the next few months, we will bring together the smartest minds in Columbus and across the nation to study best practices and best thinking. We’ll wrestle with the tough questions:

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

Together, we will rethink traditional learning models, reassess our strengths and weaknesses, and Reimagine Columbus Education.

To make this work, we need you. Your ideas and vision about to how Reimagine Columbus Education. For more details how to participate, click here.

What can you expect from us?

People care deeply about the future of their children and their neighborhoods. That passion can drive the changes needed for the future.

As we reimagine the future of education, we value your involvement in every step in the process. We hope you’ll comment on our blog, tweet with us and share articles you’ve found interesting (here are some of the books and articles we find useful). As we hear from presenters and gather information, we’ll also share it with you on the “Get Info” pages.

What’s next?

We hope you’ll join us in a series of public meetings held across Columbus. The dates and locations aren’t settled yet. As soon as they are we’ll post them here.

We’ve also started a Twitter account you can follow for updates. If you prefer to get updates through email, just fill in your address here and we’ll add you to our list. Please know we won’t share your email address outside this initiative.

Who we are

Columbus Education Commission logoThe Columbus Education Commission was created by Mayor Michael Coleman and Council President Andrew J. Ginther to expand on a series of community briefings about education held last fall.

Made up of 25 Columbus community leaders from all walks of life, the commission is devoted to more deeply understanding the state of education in Columbus and recommending ways to make it better.

Who is heading the commission?

The Commission is co-chaired by George S. Barrett, Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health; Algenon L. Marbley, U.S. District Court Judge; and Kathleen H. Ransier, Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, LLP.

Eric D. Fingerhut will serve as the Director of the Commission. Former Chancellor Fingerhut previously served as education advisor to the Mayor and Council President. He also led the education briefings earlier this fall.