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6:39 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Vague Threats Force Lockdown Of Local Schools

Westerville police say a vague threat posted Wednesday night on the Whisper app put the city's schools on alert yesterday and forced the lockdown of all Columbus high schools. 

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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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7:26 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Brother Of Former CCS Board Member Slain

Dave Dobos
Credit westhighalumni.com

Columbus police are investigating the shooting death of a man in his West side home. 

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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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6:43 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Another School District Reports Problems With First Student

Vandalia-Butler City Schools officials say they'll remedy ongoing problems with a private bussing contractor, even if it means the district will resume providing its own transportation for students.

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12:09 am
Thu October 9, 2014

CCS Wants Bonuses Returned From Year Marred By Data Rigging

The Columbus City School district is asking staff awarded performance bonuses based on rigged data to give the money back. 

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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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5:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

State Officials Have Few Answers On How "Parent Trigger" Law Will Work

The Columbus City School Board was scheduled to get a briefing last night about a state pilot program that could allow parents to force a wholesale staffing change at low-performing schools. 

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11:59 am
Fri September 12, 2014

State Says CCS Academic Struggles Continue

The Ohio Department of Education says the Columbus City Schools met only 2 of 24 academic performance standards last year.

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6:46 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Crash Claims Life Of Veteran CCS Employee

The cause of yesterday's crash that killed a veteran Columbus City Schools employee remains under investigation.

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3:58 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

CCS Passes Safeguard Policy To Prevent Grade Manipulation

The Columbus City School Board last night put in place safeguards to prevent a repeat of the district's grade-changing scandal.

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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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12:28 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

CCS Plans To Have More Kids Eat School Meals

Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

Columbus City Schools officials this morning announced a bold move to get more kids to eat breakfast and lunch at school. 

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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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6:27 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Grants Approved For Innovation In Ohio Schools

The State Controlling Board has approved 37 applications for "innovation" grants from nearly 200 schools and educational entities. 

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7:02 am
Thu July 17, 2014

New Columbus School Building Under Construction

Columbus City Schools and local government officials broke ground yesterday on the new Africentric Early College School project. 

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