Columbus City Schools

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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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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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