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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.

Harris, Others Subpoenaed In Attendance Rigging Probe

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The subpoenas come about a week after state education officials said about 60 district educators could have their teaching licenses revoked because of the district’s attendance rigging scandal.
8:23AM
July 1, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education has subpoenaed records on former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris. It marks the first time that any investigator has publicly sought records related to Harris’ role in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

Court: Harris Can’t Be Sued In Attendance-Rigging Scandal

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The court agrees that Harris can't be held liable in civil court for administrators changing attendance numbers to manipulate the schools' performance ratings.
11:48AM
June 27, 2014

A state appeals court says the former Columbus city schools superintendent can’t be sued in the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal. A state appeals court on Thursday sided with former superintendent Gene Harris. The court agrees that Harris can’t be held liable in civil court for administrators changing attendance numbers to manipulate the schools’ performance ratings. [...]

Some Coumbus Schools Staff Risk Loss Of Certification

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Some Columbus educators face loss of certification after academic audit of attendance and grade manipulation
12:20PM
June
25, 2014

The state says about 60 educators in Columbus city schools could lose their licenses because of the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

Columbus City Schools Kicks Off Summer Third Grade Reading Blitz

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good flanked by schools personnel and volunteers. Staff will go door to door to deliver tote bags filled with reading materials. They'll also encourage parents to enroll their children who have so far failed the third grade reading test.
5:34PM
June
24, 2014

Columbus City Schools officials say they’re launching a summer Third Grade Reading Blitz. The school system wants third graders who have so far failed the Ohio Achievement Assessment to attend summer classes or receive some other type of assistance.

Columbus City Schools Launches Third Grade Reading Blitz

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Columbus City Schools launching Summer Reading Blitz
1:01PM
June
24, 2014

Columbus City Schools officials are going door-to-door this week. They’re urging the families of third graders who still have not passed the state’s third grade reading assessment test to enroll their students in summer school or other help sessions.

Third-Graders Improve On State Reading Exam

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CCS third-graders make great improvement on state reading tests.
8:35PM
June
16, 2014

Columbus City Schools reported Monday results show 74 percent of its third-graders scored high enough on the state reading exam to be promoted to fourth grade. It’s a significant improvement from last fall’s scores.