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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.

Bus Driver Alleges Gambling On School Property

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A CCS bus driver accuses some co-workers of intimidation and running a gambling operation.
4:28PM
June 12, 2014

Columbus City Schools is looking into allegations that some transportation department workers were involved in gambling on district property.The investigation comes after a worker called the district’s tip line.

State Widens Attendance Data Probe Of Columbus City Schools

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The ODE will expand its investigation into attendance manipulation in Columbus City Schools.
4:21PM
June
4, 2014

The investigation into data manipulation of Columbus City Schools has expanded to look for more evidence of data scrubbing.

Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting Near Columbus School

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WOSU Archive
10:46AM
April
12, 2014

Police say they have charged a 48-year-old man in a shooting near a Columbus elementary school that injured two people and led to a precautionary lockdown of the school.

Shooting Near Columbus Grade School Leads To Lockdown

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WOSU Archive
5:43PM
April
10, 2014

A school district spokesman says a shooting near a central Ohio elementary school led to a precautionary lockdown of the building, but no children were injured or involved in the shooting.