Columbia Board of Education to discuss attendance area changes


Watch discussions about attendance area changes and COVID-19 in schools in the player below. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Columbia Board of Education will hear recommendations on a possible change to attendance areas Monday night.

You can find the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education meeting agenda here.

The board is working with Cooperative Strategies to collect information about attendance boundaries. According to its website, Cooperative Strategies specializes in school facility management and educational program planning.

According to the agenda, Cooperative Strategies will recommend the Phase 1 Elementary Attendance Area Boundaries for Parkade Elementary to the Board of Education.

Cooperative Strategies’ change of school boundaries recommendation to CPS.

The administration will also recommend the Board of Education approve Phase 1 for Parkade Elementary Attendance Area Boundaries.

According to Cooperative Strategies, Parkade Elementary is currently at 130% capacity and is slated to be at

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Moeller High School names 1997 graduate Justin Bayer as its new athletic director

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Moeller High School named Justin Bayer as the school’s new athletic director Monday morning.

Bayer, a 1997 Moeller High School graduate, has a successful business, fundraising and education background, according to the school.

Bayer, who begins his athletic director duties July 1, ran cross country and track at Moeller. He directed the school’s campus ministry and retreats after graduating from college.

“The minute I saw the job description, I couldn’t think of another opportunity that match my professional experiences, natural aptitudes and passions,” Bayer said in a statement.

“I’m honored to work alongside a committed administration team who is focused on making Moeller the best high school in the country, humbled to be the next leader of a proud legacy of impacting the lives of past, current and future ‘Men of Moeller,’ and incredibly excited to continue to build a championship culture.”

Bayer does not arrive

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Behind a Wharton School Program’s Collapse: Lawsuits and Unpaid Bills

Simon Heaton said he expected to get a prestigious credential from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School last year, after his company paid about $23,000 for him to take a two-week leadership course for human-resources executives.

Instead, the chief talent officer at global advisory firm Stout Risius Ross, LLC, had to tell his CEO that the on-campus master class had been canceled and a refund was unlikely. “It was embarrassing,” the 47-year-old Mr. Heaton said. “It feels like we were duped.”

Mr. Heaton is one of about 40 HR executives who had signed up to participate in the business school’s TMI-Wharton Fellow Program in Talent Management scheduled for August 2020. Why the course never came to be is at the center of two lawsuits Wharton filed against the education company it tapped as a partner to administer the course.

The executive-education course had been taught in previous years by some

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Alabama becomes latest school to launch program assisting student-athletes with personal branding

The era of college athletes profiting off of their name, image and likeness is rapidly approaching, and several schools are developing strategies to assist their student-athletes in this new era of college athletics. Now the biggest brand in college football just joined the fray. 

Alabama announced Tuesday that it has created a program called The Advantage, which will assist and educate Crimson Tide student-athletes with the tools necessary to build and elevate their personal brands. The program, which will combine on-campus resources with external organizations, will focus on the management of each individual brand, maximizing personal social media platforms and education on financial literacy. 

“We are excited to launch this new program, which even further demonstrates our commitment to fully developing our student-athletes,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. “We are blessed to have incredible resources on campus with our institution, allowing us to better fit our specific needs and

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