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District: Columbus principal went beyond policy to withdraw kids
Attorneys for the Columbus City Schools continued to put distance between the district and a principal it seeks to fire during an administrative hearing this morning. Now in its 8th day, the hearing is to determine whether Tiffany Chavers, the former principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, should lose her job.
Columbus City Schools' administration, principals blame each other for scandal
The seventh day of testimony in a hearing to fire a former Columbus school principal came down to this: Who is most to blame for all of the improper student withdrawals and the failing grades that inexplicably were swapped for passing ones?
Officials not happy with latest report card, but note progress
On the surface, Columbus City Schools showed a less-than-impressive performance on the latest state report card, earning five F's, one D, one C and two A's.
Officials not happy with latest report card, but note progress
On the surface, Columbus City Schools showed a less-than-impressive performance on the latest state report card, earning five F's, one D, one C and two A's.
Security will be extra cost if Reynoldsburg teachers strike
So far, Reynoldsburg schools have spent about $360,000 to prepare for a teachers strike that could begin on Friday. If the school board and teachers union can’t reach an agreement today, it will cost the district as much as $19,000 more each day to keep its schools open during a work stoppage.
Vacant Columbus school sold for $300,000, not $1.7 million
The Columbus Board of Education sold a vacant elementary school yesterday for $300,000, though it was valued by the county auditor at $1.7 million. No appraisal was commissioned for the former Heyl Elementary School, at 760 Reinhard Ave. on the South Side.
Questions unanswered on ‘parent trigger’ law for Columbus schools
State officials showed up at the Columbus school board meeting last night to answer questions about the “parent trigger,” which could transform up to 20 low-performing district buildings into charter schools as early as fall 2015. But the two officials from the state Department of Education repeatedly said they didn’t know how the pilot project would work in detail, and then refused to talk with a reporter afterward.
StudentsFirst says it won’t play politics with Columbus schools parent trigger
A state-picked school-reform group won’t push an agenda as it helps parents pull the trigger to change low-performing Columbus City Schools, its director said yesterday. StudentsFirst was founded by teachers union antagonist Michelle Rhee, the former head of the Washington, D.C. schools who fired hundreds of teachers she deemed ineffective. But its Ohio arm is not out to play politics with the state’s new “parent trigger” law, said Greg Harris, the director of StudentsFirst Ohio.
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