Columbus City Schools

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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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6:44 am
Wed July 16, 2014

State Revokes License Of Former CCS Teacher

The State Board of Education has revoked the license of a former Columbus City Schools teacher found guilty of trying to coerce an undercover police officer to perform a sex act on him at a city park last year.

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6:56 am
Fri July 11, 2014

New CCS Treasurer To Be Named Next Week

Columbus City Schools officials say they will name former Worthington City Schools treasurer Stan Bahorek as the district's new treasurer next week.

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11:51 am
Thu July 10, 2014

CCS Treasurer Search Down To Two Candidates

Penny Rucker
Credit Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools officials have chosen two finalists from a pool of 17 people who applied to become the district's treasurer.

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7:17 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

CCS 3rd-Graders Re-Take Reading Test; District Tries To Round Up More

641 Columbus City Schools third-graders got another crack at the reading portion of the state assessment test today.

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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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8:01 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

CCS Officials Go Door-To-Door To Get Third-Graders In Summer School

Columbus City Schools employees and an army of volunteers are literally going door-to-door this week in what is being called a "Summer School Blitz", designed to get students who haven't passed the third grade reading assessment back into class. 

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10:06 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

74% Of CCS Third-Graders Pass Reading Test Needed For Promotion

The Columbus City Schools' focus on getting third graders reading at grade level is paying off - but the promotion of some students is still in question.

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5:30 am
Wed May 7, 2014

CCS Approves $22.7 Million In Budget Cuts, Adds New Summer Programs

The Columbus City Schools board last night approved a new round of cuts intended to close a 50 million dollar gap, and discussed plans for new summer school programs. Alison Holm has more.

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7:14 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Columbus Gives Tax Break To Company Owned By Buffett

Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks for a profitable private company to locate at Port Columbus.

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6:48 am
Thu April 24, 2014

More Problems With CCS Records Found

A new internal audit has uncovered more data discrepancies in the Columbus City Schools.

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12:24 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Columbus City Schools Receive Financial Update

An update on the 5-year financial forecast shows the Columbus City Schools sitting a little more comfortably than originally projected last fall.  

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6:31 am
Thu April 17, 2014

CCS Students Get Homework To Make Up For Calamity Days

Columbus City Schools officials say students will have to do work at home to make up for classes canceled during the winter.

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7:42 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Second Student Sues CCS Over Actions Of Resource Officer

Todd Smith
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The family of a Columbus teenager who had a sexual relationship with a former Columbus police school resource officer is suing the Columbus City Schools and some administrators.

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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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4:58 am
Wed March 19, 2014

CCS Board Votes To Terminate 3 More Principals In Data Scrubbing Scandal

Senior Mackenzie Collier asks board to spare principal
Alison Holm WCBE-FM

The Columbus City Schools board voted unanimously last night to cut three principals involved in the districts data-scrubbing scandal, despite last minute appeals from its constituents. Alison Holm reports.

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6:56 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Suspension Won't Be Removed From CCS Finger-pointing Student's Record

A ten-year-old Columbus boy suspended for pointing his finger  at a classmate and pretending it was a gun will not have his punishment removed from his record. 

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10:06 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Board Votes On School Closures

The Columbus City Schools board voted unanimously last night to close four schools and relocate a fifth. 

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