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6:16 am
Tue July 1, 2014

ODE Subpoenas Records In CCS Data Scandal Probe

Gene Harris
Credit wcbe files

Officials with the Ohio Department of Education have subpoenaed the records of former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris and 60 current and former district officials as part of an investigation of the district's attendance data rigging scandal.

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7:55 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Court: Harris Can't Be Sued In CCS Attendance Data Scandal

Gene Harris
Credit Columbus City Schools

A state appeals court says former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris may not sued in the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

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7:18 am
Thu June 26, 2014

State Wants Five Dozen CCS Employees To Give Up Their Licenses

The Ohio Department of Education is giving 60 principals, assistant principals and other Columbus City Schools administrators a chance to give up their teaching licenses voluntarily or face a costly process to have them revoked.

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7:23 am
Thu March 20, 2014

2 CCS Principals File Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Two principals who are being fired for their alleged roles in the Columbus City Schools data-rigging scandal are suing the district and several officials.

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5:12 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

State Auditor Slams CCS in Long-Awaited Data-Scrubbing Report

Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor
Associated Press

In his official report on the data scrubbing scandal in Columbus City Schools, State auditor David Yost says the district deliberately - and possibly criminally - changed grades, erased absences, and manipulated enrollment figures in order to make the district look better. 

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7:52 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Yost To Release CCS Data Scrubbing Investigative Report Today

Later this morning, State Auditor David Yost is scheduled to release the findings of his 18-month investigation into attendance data fixing in the Columbus City Schools.

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8:58 am
Fri January 24, 2014

CCS To Launch Whistleblower Hotline

The Columbus City Schools will introduce a hotline by the first of March, allowing employees to anonymously report wrongdoing by phone or online.

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11:56 am
Wed January 8, 2014

District Hires Good, Baker Assumes Role As Board President

Although Columbus City Schools were closed for a second straight day yesterday, the school board met last night to take care of a little business.

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6:44 am
Fri August 30, 2013

State Bills CCS For Data Probe

Taxpayers are being asked to cover the costs of the investigation of the Columbus City Schools' data rigging scandal.

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7:54 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Kasich Signs Columbus City Schools Bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich yesterday signed into law a bill allowing some of the revenue from a planned 9.01 mill Columbus City Schools levy to be shared with charter schools.

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6:58 am
Mon July 8, 2013

CCS Spending More On Attendance Data Scandal

The Columbus School District is spending more than 500 thousand dollars for legal services related to the state's attendance-data rigging investigation.

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6:30 am
Tue June 25, 2013

CCS Plans To Appoint Interim Superintendent

The Columbus School board meets tonight to appoint an interim superintendent to take over when Gene Harris steps down at the end of the week.

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12:25 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

CCS Creates New Student Data Policies

The Columbus school district has created new policies to avoid a repeat of the attendance data-rigging scandal.

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8:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Yost Praises CCS Internal Auditor

State Auditor David Yost says data scrubbing in the Columbus City Schools painted a false picture of district accomplishments, and may have cheated some students out of the chance for charter school vouchers or federally subsidized tutoring.

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6:28 am
Tue May 28, 2013

CCS Board Considering Hiring Interim Superintendent

The Columbus School Board meets today to consider hiring OSU Vice President Joe Alutto as interim superintendent.

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10:30 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cops Seize CCS Records

Columbus Police officers this morning seized records wanted by the state auditor as part of his probe of the Columbus City Schools' attendance data tampering scandal, and his probe of alleged grade changing at Linden-McKinley High School.

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7:21 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

State Auditor Reports Data Scrubbing In 9 Districts


Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has added four more school districts to the list of those that are believed to have scrubbed data to make their schools look better on state reports.

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