Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
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.