WOSU News Archives For: August 1, 2014

Irish Visitors: Situation An ‘Innocuous Incident’

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Democratic candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald calls incident with woman "innocuous".
August 1, 2014

The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor has released a statement from members of an Irish delegation calling a situation with a female delegate and the candidate an ‘innocuous incident.’ The statement from the campaign of Ed FitzGerald says FitzGerald was driving delegate Joanne Grehan back to her hotel in 2012 at the delegation’s request when [...]

Columbus City Schools Expand Free Lunch, Free Breakfast Program

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Columbus school and city leaders announce expansion of free breakfast and lunch program for the new school year at Woodcrest Elementary School on East Livingston Avenue
1, 2014

Columbus City Schools Friday announced expansion of its food service for students. Superintendent Dan Good says student eligibility for free meals is expanding for the new school year to all enrolled students..

Columbus Superintendent: District ‘Supportive’ Of Data Inquiry

Columbus Superintendent Dan Good
1, 2014

Columbus City Schools superintendent, Dan Good, says the district will further cooperate with investigators of data rigging. Top administrator, Steven Tankovich was found guilty of tampering with evidence on Thursday. But, Good says he’s uncertain when the investigation will finish.

Latest Common Core Repeal Effort To Bypass Supporter

Republincan State Rep. Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster.
August 1, 2014

A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee. That committee chair isn’t happy about this new move.

Fewer Police Have Access To Facial Recognition Software

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August 1, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office says fewer than 6,000 law-enforcement officers statewide now have access to facial-recognition technology that was kept from the public for months.

Former Columbus School Data Czar Guilty of Attempted Data Rigging

Former Columbus City Schools data czar Steven Tankovich (right) pleads no contest to a fourth degree felony charge in Franklin County Common Pleas court Thursday morning.
August 1, 2014

In court documents, prosecutors say Tankovich, from 2010 to 2011 devised a scheme to alter both attendance and grade records. They say he then supervised and instructed building principals and other administrators how to work the scheme.