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Public Hearings Planned On Possible School Closures

The Columbus City Schools’ board plans a special meeting on the proposal Tuesday. A decision is expected in about a month.
12, 2014

Columbus school leaders will meet with parents, businesses, and other stakeholders on Thursday about the proposed closure of seven district schools, including two high schools.

Columbus School Leaders Weigh Closing 7 Buildings

School Books Stacked
Columbus City Schools officials weigh the closings of several buildings
8, 2014

Administrators in Ohio’s largest school district are weighing a plan to close seven buildings, including two high schools, forcing relocation of 2,500 students.

Storify: “Generation” Of Columbus School Students Left Behind

28, 2014

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost presented the findings of an 18-month investigation into a student record scrubbing scandal within Columbus City Schools. The results of the investigation could lead to possible criminal charges.

Columbus Superintendent Responds To Audit With 17-Step Plan

Columbus Superintendent Dan Good
28, 2014

Following the release of the audit of Columbus City Schools, superintendent Dan Good wrote a letter to Auditor Dave Yost, outlining 17 steps the district would be taking to prevent another data-rigging scandal.

Auditor’s Report Slams Record Keeping Practices, Former Data Czar

State Auditor Dave Yost began his Tuesday presentation with a graphic of a rotten apple, an apparent play on the Columbus City Schools logo.
January 28, 2014

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says he’s sending the results of his investigation into Columbus City Schools to county, state and federal prosecutors for possible criminal charges.

Districts Rush To Meet Third Grade Reading Guarantee

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24, 2014

More than half of the Columbus school district’s 4,400 third graders could be held back for not meeting the reading requirement.

Carol Perkins Says She Leaves Columbus Schools On Her Own Terms

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Carol Perkins, (left) says the Columbus school board has 'been to hell and back' during the last two years. The board accepted Perkins' resignation Tuesday night.
22, 2014

The Columbus Board of Education has a vacancy today. At last night’s meeting, the board accepted the resignation of former president, Carol Perkins. Perkins took the opportunity to address questions swirling around her decision to leave public service.

Auditor Readying To Release Results Of Columbus Probe

Yost has repeatedly said he'll likely refer several Columbus City Schools employees for criminal prosecution.
9, 2014

Columbus school officials are about to learn the results of a year-and-a-half long probe into attendance keeping practices in the district.

Good Gets Extension, “Interim” Tag Removed

Good was named interim superintendent last year after Gene Harris left the office.
January 8, 2014

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good is no longer considered an interim employee after getting a one-year contract extension Tuesday night.

Fewer Than Half Of Columbus 3rd-Graders Met Reading Target

Columbus City School officials say half of its third-graders met the new requirements.
December 13, 2013

Local school officials are scrambling to improve third graders reading skills before their next testing cycle in the spring. WOSU reports the test scores released Friday fell below expectations.