Ohio State University’s newest president says the institution is committing $400 million over five years to lower students’ costs and improve the value of their education.
After the data rigging scandal, new Columbus City Schools leaders promised changes that would restore accountability to and restructure operations in the district. The school board was set to vote, Tuesday, to hire an administrator who would assist in the revamp of its human resources and communications departments, but that has been postponed.
A district spokeswoman says the lockdown came after “a threat.” Several media outlets say the lockdown was intended to prevent any potential gang violence after a 16-year-old boy was murdered Tuesday night.
Former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris is forfeiting her teaching license and her superintendent’s certificate, but will avoid jail time for her role in the district’s data scrubbing scandal.
The former top admininstrator of the Columbus City Schools, Gene Harris, faces possible jail time for alleged dereliction of duty. The charge is linked to a data-rigging scandal in Columbus that surfaced more than two years ago.
A prosecutor says former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will be charged with dereliction of duty in connection with the district’s attendance data-scrubbing scandal.
Improving low performing public schools is a problem that has troubled educators and parents for decades. This year, Ohio is trying a new tactic, allowing for parents to take over a troubled school.
Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich has received jail time for his role in the data scrubbing scandal.
The Columbus school district says hundreds of teachers and other employees must repay bonuses totaling about $400,000 because they qualified for rewards only after administrators manipulated attendance data affecting school report cards.
Columbus City Schools is asking hundreds of staff members to return bonuses that the district says were based on rigged data.
The change comes after the data rigging scandal that led to several principals being fired or resigning.