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State To Release More Data, Attendance Records Still Delayed

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A district auditor told the Columbus City Schools Board of Education that she found at least two instances of Columbus high schools changing attendance data outside of the normal window for adjustments.
9:00AM
September
26, 2012

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.

National Firm To Lead Hunt For Ohio Education Boss

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Stan Heffner, soon after being named Ohio Schools Superintendent in 2011.
3:46PM
August
20, 2012

The state school board was meeting in closed-door executive session to decide an interim successor for former Ohio Superintendent Stan Heffner and set a process for selecting his permanent replacement.

The Search for a New State Schools Chief is On — Again

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Stan Heffner, soon after being named Ohio Schools Superintendent in 2011.
8:56AM
August
17, 2012

The State Board of Education spent much of last summer searching for a new superintendent of public instruction. Now it’s doing it again.

Democrats Call For Criminal Investigation Of Heffner

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Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Stan Heffner.
7:15AM
August 6, 2012

Ohio’s top education official resigned Saturday amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor. Now Democrats are calling for a criminal investigation.

Ohio Auditor: Attendance Probe To Expand Statewide

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Did school officials manipulate attendance numbers?
6:47PM
July
26, 2012

The state auditor in Ohio says he is expanding an investigation into changes made to student attendance data in several districts to statewide.