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Whetstone next in line for Credit Counts program
Credit Counts, a program funded by the American Electric Power Foundation that seeks to give Columbus high school students a running start on a college education, is expanding to Whetstone High School.
Westerville 15-year-old arrested after online threat
Westerville police arrested a student accused of making a threat over social media, though they say there was no credibility to that threat.
Columbus schools data czar sentenced to 15 days in jail
Columbus schools’ former data czar, Stephen B. Tankovich, will report to the Franklin County Jail tomorrow to start spending a 15-day sentence. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Patrick E. Sheeran handed down that sentence this morning, making Tankovich the first Columbus schools administrator to serve time for his role in the district’s data scandal.
Parents support Hilltonia Middle School teacher who resigned after blocking student in locker
Students and parents from the Hilltop are organizing to try to save the job of a teacher who resigned after he was videotaped pinning a child inside a locker for three minutes last month. The group is circulating a petition that it plans to present to the Columbus Board of Education next week. It also has planned protests inside Hilltonia Middle School and outside.
Columbus International receives instruments
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation has selected Columbus North International High School to receive a donation of musical instruments.
Teacher who pinned student in locker resigns
The Columbus City Schools teacher who was videotaped last month pinning a sixth-grade boy inside his locker has resigned, and the Downtown investigator who failed to immediately remove the teacher from the school has been reassigned.
I Know I Can plans to expand college counseling in Columbus schools
I Know I Can wants to quadruple its high-school counseling staff, placing a full-time counselor in each of 20 Columbus high schools. The group is prepared to kick in $437,500 annually over the next four years to do it, and wants the Columbus Board of Education to approve a similar amount.
Columbus teachers fare well if they stay 30 years, study says
Columbus teachers who stick with the district for 30 years could earn more than $2 million over the span of their careers, a study of teacher salaries released today says. The study found that Columbus teachers are second only to their peers in Pittsburgh in their potential lifetime earnings. The study adjusted the earnings to account for the differences in cost of living among cities.
Hearing on principal's firing hits probe, data
There’s been so much “proof.” So much evidence. But in a hearing in which a former Columbus principal is fighting her firing and hundreds of exhibits have been introduced, the arguments this week focused on the accuracy of two crucial sets of evidence: the 18-month-long investigation by the state auditor’s office and the district’s computer log of every change employees made to student records.
School reopening is prompting questions from area parents
After more than 3 years of planning and renovations, the rebuilt Stewart Alternative Elementary School is scheduled to open Jan. 5 after the holiday break.

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