95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Columbus Superintendent Pushing Out Employees
The interim chief of Columbus City Schools says he’s trying to fire or force out employees implicated in an attendance data rigging scandal.
Dan Good, interim superintendent of Columbus city schools, says officials are taking steps to get rid of those involved in data “scrubbing” designed to improve the schools’ academic standing.
Good says changes are expected even before the new school year begins Aug. 21.
There has been no action yet against as many as 30 employees found by an internal auditor to have manipulated student data. District officials also haven’t admitted that anything happened.
On Friday, a fourth administrator tied to the scandal retired or left the district voluntarily.