Eye on Education

Columbus School Board Seeks OK of Selective-Admissions Plan

Are you gifted? Get good grades? Take private art classes? If so, you might have a priority shot at snagging a spot at one of the best schools in the Columbus School District.

The Columbus Board of Education passed a vote to ask the state to allow a selective-admissions policy, according to the Columbus Dispatch. If the plan is approved, five of the city’s highest ranking schools will set aside a certain amount of merit-based spots for students.

The Columbus school district wants to continue giving special access to its top-rated schools to children who are considered gifted, have good grades or have been taking private art lessons. The Columbus Board of Education voted last week to ask the state to OK its selective-admissions process for five schools.

Read more at: www.dispatch.com

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