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

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Classes are again being held at a South side elementary school for the first time in four years. 

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. 

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

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

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A Franklin County judge this morning postponed sentencing for a key figure in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data fixing scandal.

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.

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

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The former Columbus City Schools official at the heart of the district's data-rigging scandal told investigators yesterday he created a monster. 

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. 

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

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

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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The Ohio Department of Education has added four more Columbus City Schools officials to their attendance data rigging probe, bring the number to 65.

State Changes Report Cards For 20 Columbus City Schools

Aug 14, 2014
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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.

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. 

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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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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(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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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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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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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