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Parent Trigger ‘Pilot Project’ In Columbus Has No Takers

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Trevitt Elementary school in the King Lincoln Neighborhood is one of 20 Columbus City Schools eligible for parent intervention.
10:00AM
December
16, 2014

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 School Data Czar Receives Jail Time

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Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich (right) was sentenced to 15 days in jail for his part in the CCS data scandal.
11:45AM
December 11, 2014

Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich has received jail time for his role in the data scrubbing scandal.

Columbus School District Says Teachers Must Repay Bonuses

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7:45PM
October
11, 2014

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 Superintendent Wants Bonuses Returned To District

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8:57AM
October 9, 2014

Columbus City Schools is asking hundreds of staff members to return bonuses that the district says were based on rigged data.

Columbus School Board Tightens Rules On Grade Changes

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9:10AM
September 3, 2014

The change comes after the data rigging scandal that led to several principals being fired or resigning.

South High School Students Back In Classrooms After Bomb Threat

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A school spokesman says the threat was phoned in around 8:10 am Tuesday. Columbus police searched the building and did not find anything suspicious.
9:48AM
September 2, 2014

South High School students returned to classes about 10:30 Tuesday morning after a bomb threat forced them to leave the building.

West High Students Eligible For Vouchers After New Report Cards

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The state revised some district and school ratings after an investigation into "scrubbing" of attendance data.
8:03AM
August 14, 2014

The lowering of state report card scores for some Columbus schools could be good news for students in at least one Columbus school.

State Changing Report Card Grades For 20 Columbus Schools

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The Ohio Department of Education is changing the report-card ratings for 20 Columbus schools that had cheated their way to better grades.
8:41AM
August
13, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education is changing the report-card ratings for 20 Columbus schools that had cheated their way to better grades.

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
1:55PM
August
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 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.
1:26PM
July
29, 2014

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