Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Columbus City Schools joins other school districts recently to pass a whistleblower policy amid allegations of attendance manipulation.
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.
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 board of education members received an update about possible attendance data manipulation at districts across Ohio. WOSU reports the state auditor also encouraged board members to release district report card numbers in light of the investigation.
Amid an attendance-tampering investigation, Ohio has delayed next week’s release of annual school report cards whose results determine innumerable decisions by schools and families about funding, student scholarships and building and program placements.