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Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris Avoids Jail Time

Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris (right) was sentenced in Municipal Court on charge dereliction of duty, Wednesday.
January 14, 2015

Former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris is forfeiting her teaching license and her superintendent’s certificate, but will avoid jail time for her role in the district’s data scrubbing scandal.

Former Columbus Schools Chief Faces Charge Linked To Data Scandal

Former Columbus superintendent Gene Harris is scheduled to appear in municipal court on a misdemeanor charge of 'dereliction of duty.'
January 12, 2015

The former top admininstrator of the Columbus City Schools, Gene Harris, faces possible jail time for alleged dereliction of duty. The charge is linked to a data-rigging scandal in Columbus that surfaced more than two years ago.

Former Superintendent Harris To Face Charge In Attendance Scandal

Harris has repeatedly denied any knowledge of what Ohio's auditor calls a plan to retroactively withdraw and re-enroll student to keep their standardized test scores from factoring into district report card scores.
January 12, 2015

A prosecutor says former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will be charged with dereliction of duty in connection with the district’s attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

Online, Summer College Courses Among Kasich Budget Options

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10, 2015

Gov. John Kasich is being urged to support new technologies and innovative teaching styles in college classrooms across Ohio.

Second Steubenville Football Player Released From Custody

The case led to protests like this one in 2012 and grew international attention for its entangling with social media.
7, 2015

A former Steubenville high school football player who was convicted of raping a West Virginia girl following an alcohol-fueled party and sentenced to at least two years in custody has been released from juvenile detention.

Parents Of OSU Players To Get More Travel Money

Wide receiver Devin Smith (9) and Jalin Marshall celebrate a touchdown during the Big Ten championship game last Saturday. OSU routed the Badgers 59-0. They beat Alabama in a national semifinal game three weeks later.
January 7, 2015

The College Football Playoff Committee says it will give $1,250 to each parent of a student athlete playing in the National Championship game.

New Whitehall Library Reflects 21st Century Architectural Design

Artist's rendering of Whitehall's new library branch
5, 2015

The library is evolving. Once a repository for books, there’s been a shift in emphasis. Library officials say that customers’ needs are growing. And that calls for a new architectural concept.

Ohio Lawmakers Failed To Pass Bills That Garnered Much Attention

Ohio lawmakers failed to pass bills in 2014 that received a lot of attention.
24, 2014

It’s been a productive year for Ohio lawmakers, who passed bills dealing with redistricting, budget revisions and red light cameras. But many bills that got a lot of attention failed to pass at the end of the two-year General Assembly.

An Infrastructure Project As A Job Training Program?

Jessica Kimble outlines the apprenticeship for the operating engineers union.
18, 2014

The largest infrastructure project in Akron’s history is turning into a job-training program that local officials hope will help close the skills gap.

A Report Outlines Changes To Improve Ohio Charter Schools

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16, 2014

A report released this morning on Ohio’s charter schools finds that many continue to struggle with performance, despite their growing number.