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State School Board Pres. Will Not Seek Re-Election

Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar.
August 7, 2014

The head of the Ohio Board of Education says she will not seek re-election to that panel.

TBDBITL Alumni Conduct Investigation Into Band Director’s Firing

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OSUMB alumni look into the university's investigation that led to the band director's firing two weeks ago.
6, 2014

Two weeks after the Ohio State University Marching Band director was fired, some band alumni members announced they’re conducting their own investigation.

All Brass Instruments Could Account For OSUMB Gender Gap

Ohio State Band
Even though Title IX was enacted more than 40 years ago, women remain underrepresented in the OSUMB. Some people say the disparity is due to the band's instrumental makeup.
5, 2014

The Ohio State University Marching Band has been under intense scrutiny since its director was unexpectedly fired last month. The firing shined a spotlight on the gender disparity in the band. WOSU takes a look at what may be driving the band’s gender gap.

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.

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.

Fired OSU Band Director Details Changes In Report

An OSUMB T-Shirt displays the nickname of one of the band members.
Fired OSUMB director Jon Waters said he worked for two years to reduce inappropriate nicknames given to first-year members.
July 31, 2014

From the beginning, fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters has vowed to clear his name. Waters claims he was in the process of making changes to the OSU band culture before the investigation that cost him his job. Those changes are detailed in a report Waters gave investigators last month.

Fired Band Director Says He Attempted To Fix Vulgar Culture

Ohio State has announced the firing of OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters.
Fired Ohio State Band Director Jon Waters says he tried to change the culture that included hazing and allegations of sexual harassment.
31, 2014

The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.

Reynoldsburg Teachers Look To Federal Moderator For Help

Reynoldsburg teacher contracts expire this month. A federal mediator is expected to help hash out concerns over proposed changes which has prompted push back from educators.
29, 2014

The Reynoldsburg City Schools district has received push back from teachers over its proposed contract. A federal mediator is expected to meet with both sides in August.

Columbus Teacher Gets Grant For Free Books

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Columbus City Schools teacher Courtney Johnson is one of 10 teachers chosen from across the country for a 500 free book grant.
29, 2014

A Columbus City Schools teacher receives 500 free books for her classroom.