Columbus City Schools

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6:53 am
Thu March 12, 2015

City Renews Funding For Pre-K Program

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An initiative uniting nonprofit agencies, businesses, foundations and the Columbus City Schools to provide preschoolers with early-learning checkups is getting thousands of dollars from the city.

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6:09 am
Thu February 5, 2015

CCS, Columbus State Team Up To Offer College Credit To Certain High School Students

Columbus State Community College and the Columbus City Schools have agreed to offer high school students college credit toward industry certifications or associate degrees. 

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5:41 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

CCS Pulls Plan To Hire High-Priced Part-Time Administrator

Dan Good
Credit Columbus City Schools

In an abrupt about-face the Columbus City Schools has withdrawn pending legislation to hire an administrator to overhaul the district's Human Resources and Communications departments.

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3:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Four Columbus High Schools On Lockdown Following Teen's Death

Four Columbus high schools were placed on lockdown in fear of retaliatory violence following the death of 16-year old boy shot in southeast Columbus Tuesday evening. 

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6:53 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Gene Harris Sentenced To Probation, Community Service

Gene Harris
Credit wcbe files

Former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris was sentenced to one year's probation, 100 hours of community service and fined 750 dollars yesterday after pleading no contest to a dereliction of duty charge as part of the district's attendance data-fixing scandal. 

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5:11 am
Wed January 14, 2015

CCS Superintendent Calls For "Cradle-to-Career" Education In District

Former Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris is expected to plead no contest today to a misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty in the district's data rigging scandal. 

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12:23 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Gene Harris Charged With Dereliction Of Duty

Gene Harris
Credit Columbus City Schools

Former Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris will plead no contest on Wednesday to a second-degree misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty, in connection with the district's attendance data-fixing scandal.

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7:55 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Former CCS Official Sentenced For Changing Student Grades

Stanley Pyle
Credit Columbus City Schools

A Franklin County judge has sentenced a former Columbus City Schools assistant principal to two years probation.

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7:12 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Columbus Elementary School Repaired, Reopened

Stewart Alternative Elementary School, while closed for repair work after a 2010 fire
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Classes are again being held at a South side elementary school for the first time in four years. 

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9:31 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Coleman Talks About Education And Changes In Columbus City Schools

After voters in 2012 defeated the Columbus City Schools levy that Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman championed, Coleman proposed the creation of a cabinet-level Education Department to improve public and private education in the city. 

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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
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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

CCS Official Charged With Changing Grades To Be Sentenced Today

Stanley Pyle
Credit Columbus City Schools

A Columbus City Schools administrator is expected to plead guilty today to charges of changing student grades.

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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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