Columbus City Schools

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

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

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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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.

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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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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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

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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. 

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.  

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

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.

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.

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

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

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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. 

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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