WOSU News Archives For: September 26, 2012

State Releases Preliminary School Report Card Data

Grades like this will have to wait until the attendance data investigation is complete.
26, 2012

The state has released more data on school performance, but district attendance rates, performance indexes, and overall rating were once again omitted because of the on-going attendance rigging scandal.

Police Make Arrest In Hilltop Creeper Case

Deneen Black, 32, is a registered sex offender who's been living in the Hilltop neighborhood. Police say he was arrested early Tuesday without incident.
September 26, 2012

Deneen Black, 32, is a registered sex offender who’s been living in the Hilltop neighborhood. Police say he was arrested early Tuesday without incident.

Columbus, Urban Schools: State Data System Riddled with Problems

Columbus City Schools and eight other urban districts claim state date system is filled with deficiencies.
September 26, 2012

Ohio’s “Big 8″ urban school districts say administration of a state computer system at the center of a statewide attendance-tampering investigation is riddled with deficiencies.

State To Release More Data, Attendance Records Still Delayed

A district auditor told the Columbus City Schools Board of Education that she found at least two instances of Columbus high schools changing attendance data outside of the normal window for adjustments.
26, 2012

State report card scores have been delayed as Ohio Auditor Dave Yost continues to investigate whether districts retroactively changed attendance records to boost state report card scores.

New Poll: Obama Opens Double-Digit Lead In Ohio

Both candidates have rallies in Ohio on Wednesday. Mitt Romney is campaigning in Westerville, while President Obama will be in the college towns of Bowling Green and Kent.
26, 2012

The latest independent poll from Quinnipiac University gives President Obama increasing leads in the key swing states of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Glimmer Of Hope For Ohio Jobs Market

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September 26, 2012

A manager at a Columbus jobs center says an increasing number of employers are asking for workers, sometimes dozens at a time and requesting they be on the job as soon as the next day.

Ohio’s Mandel Vows 2-Term Limit If Elected Senator

Republican Josh Mandel vows a term limit if he's elected as senator.
September 26, 2012

Along with the term-limit proposal, Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel is proping cutting off lawmakers’ pay if they can’t pass a budget on time, and ending pensions for ex-lawmakers who become lobbyists.