Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Columbus City Schools joins other school districts recently to pass a whistleblower policy amid allegations of attendance manipulation.
Ohio’s “Big 8″ urban school districts say administration of a state computer system at the center of a statewide attendance-tampering investigation is riddled with deficiencies.
State report card scores have been delayed as Ohio Auditor Dave Yost continues to investigate whether districts retroactively changed attendance records to boost state report card scores.
Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will retire at the end of the current school year.
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office continues to investigate whether Columbus City Schools or any other Ohio school districts wrongfully changed attendance data to boost state report card ratings.
The investigation continues into whether Columbus City School administrators changed attendance data. The districtâ€™s superintendent maintains she knew nothing of the alleged rigging. WOSU sat down with Harris prior to last nightâ€™s school board meeting to discuss the districtâ€™s â€“ and the superintendentâ€™s – future.
Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris says some principals might have received financial bonuses by changing student attendance records to boost their state report card numbers.
A former Columbus City Schools auditor alleges the superintendent interfered during a student attendance probe in 2004.
A federal court settlement in a pollution case against a Columbus factory will allow Columbus elementary school students to get hands-on science instruction. Students in ten southside elementary schools next year will be taking some classes at the new Metroparks Scioto Peninsula Audubon Center.
The Columbus Public Schools have emerged from academic emergency – the state’s lowest classification for school district performance.