Columbus City Schools moved with uncharacteristic speed tonight to begin the process of selling four of the five school buildings that the district shuttered at the end of June. By state law, charter schools will get the first opportunity to buy the buildings by agreeing to the district’s appraised market price.
For the 10th year in a row, the Columbus Metropolitan Library system is offering kids a place to study after school.
Students who attend West High School in Columbus now are eligible to use private-school vouchers after the state issued new, accurate report cards for the district’s schools today. The department said today that West’s newly recalculated report cards indicate that its academic performance was lower than previously reported.
When Columbus City Schools students return to classes Wednesday, Aug. 20, free breakfast and lunch will be waiting -- for all of them.
Retired Columbus schools superintendent Gene Harris took the witness stand this morning to testify in a hearing for a principal the district wants to fire for changing data.
Michael Dodds, the former Columbus City Schools official implicated in data-rigging, will invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to testify in the civil-service hearing of a principal whom the district wants to fire, his attorney said yesterday.
A former Columbus City Schools principal apparently subpoenaed the district’s now-convicted data czar to testify at a hearing where she was fighting the district’s efforts to fire her for manipulating data. But he didn’t show up.
The Ohio Department of Education has found that Columbus school employees continued to improperly change data in the 2012-13 school year even as state auditors were investigating earlier changes. The department will restore the records of 141 students who it says were improperly removed from rosters in that school year, and it will recalculate the district’s report cards, state Superintendent Richard Ross said in a letter to Columbus Superintendent Dan Good yesterday.
The practically sacred butter cow at the Ohio State Fair, a fixture dating back to 1903, had an equally dairy-themed rival this year during the 12-day celebration of all things Buckeye that concluded Aug. 3.
The winds of change continued to blow through Columbus City Schools yesterday with the introduction of a resolution that would officially end “policy governance.” Some have blamed the hands-off model adopted by the Board of Education for allowing the district data-rigging scandal to fester for years.
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