Attendance Data Fixing

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11:22 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Former CCS Data Chief Sentenced To Jail, Probation

Steve Tankovich
Credit Columbus City Schools

The so-called architect of the Columbus City Schools' attendance data-rigging scandal was sentenced today to 15 days in jail and two years probation.

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7:14 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Second CCS Official Charged In Attendance Scandal To Be Sentenced Today

Stanley Pyle
Credit Columbus City Schools

A Columbus City Schools administrator is expected to plead guilty today to his role in the district's attendance data fixing scandal.

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11:46 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Judge Delays Tankovich Sentencing

Steve Tankovich, appearing in court in October
Credit wcbe files

A Franklin County judge this morning postponed sentencing for a key figure in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data fixing scandal.

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6:54 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Tankovich Testifies About CCS Attendance Data Scandal

Steve Tankovich
Credit Columbus City Schools

The former Columbus City Schools official at the heart of the district's data-rigging scandal told investigators yesterday he created a monster. 

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7:17 am
Fri August 22, 2014

More CCS Officials Part Of State Attendance Data Probe

Former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris
Credit Columbus City Schools

The Ohio Department of Education has added four more Columbus City Schools officials to their attendance data rigging probe, bring the number to 65.

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7:37 am
Thu August 14, 2014

State Changes Report Cards For 20 Columbus City Schools

Credit State Auditor's Office

The Ohio Department of Education has recalculated report cards for 20 schools in the Columbus district, as well as schools in four other districts, after correcting for errors resulting from improper data tampering.

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7:23 am
Fri August 8, 2014

CCS Official To Take The 5th At Principal's Disciplinary Hearning

A former Columbus City Schools official under investigation in the district's attendance data fixing scandal won't testify in defense of the principal he once supervised. 

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6:56 am
Thu August 7, 2014

ODE: CCS Officials Wrongly Removed More Students From Rolls

Ohio Department of Education officials say more than 140 Columbus City Schools students were wrongly removed from the district's attendance rolls in the 2012-2013 school year. 

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6:17 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Update: Former CCS Official Enters Plea In Attendance Data Scandal

Steve Tankovich
Credit Columbus City Schools

(Updated at 11:12 a.m.) Former Columbus City Schools data chief Steve Tankovich pleaded no contest today to a felony charge related to the district's student attendance data scandal.

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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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