Columbus City Schools

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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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12:27 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

CCS Student Suspended For Pointing Finger At Classmate's Head

The principal of Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in Columbus says she suspended a 10-year-old boy for three days last week for pretending his finger was a gun and pointing it at another student's head.

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5:50 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Independence HS, Siebert ES Pulled From School Closure Recommendations

The Columbus City School Board is scheduled to vote on a raft of school closures at tomorrow's board meeting, but it looks like Independence High School and Siebert Elementary School may get a reprieve.

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1:27 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Coleman Appoints Johnson To New Education Post

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has appointed Columbus Education Association President Rhonda Johnson as the city's education director. 

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1:04 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Parents, Teachers, Students Protest Proposed CCS School Closures

Credit Columbus City Schools

More than 200 people turned out last night to let the Columbus City School board and administration  know how they feel about proposed school closures. 

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10:08 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Major Changes Coming For Columbus City Schools

Borrowing the Facebook motto, the Columbus school board is moving quickly with plans for big changes in the district including school closures and personnel changes.  

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10:20 am
Mon February 10, 2014

District Considering Closing Seven Schools

Columbus City Schools administrators are weighing a plan to close seven buildings, including two high schools, forcing relocation of 2,500 students. 

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7:16 am
Fri February 7, 2014

CCS Closed Again Amid Cold And Snow Covered Streets

Columbus residents should start to see snowplows pass down their streets today, two days after a winter storm dumped nearly eleven inches of snow in their neighborhoods.

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7:05 am
Thu February 6, 2014

CCS Announces Finalists For Perkins' School Board Seat

The Columbus Board of Education has narrowed the list of finalists to fill the seat vacated by former president Carol Perkins , who abruptly stepped down last month.

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10:43 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Treasurer To Leave Columbus District This Summer

Columbus City Schools Treasurer Penny Rucker announced her resignation at last night's Board of Education meeting.  

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7:36 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Politicians And Others Apply For Perkins' CCS Seat

28 people have applied to fill the remaining term of Columbus School Board member Carol Perkins.

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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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7:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

CCS Board Member Carol Perkins Will Resign January 31

Columbus City School Board member Carole Perkins has announced she will retire at the end of the month, nearly 7 years after she first joined the board as a mid term appointment.

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