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Left-Leaning Think Tank: Proposed Budget Hurts Public Schools

The report from Innovation Ohio says if the current version of the budget passes, most of the state's public school districts would see funding fall below 2010-2011 levels, and a quarter of all public schools would see funding below current levels.
25, 2013

A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools, but would hurt public schools.

Columbus School And City Leaders Await Legislative Action

Some Columbus leaders are backing a House bill to allow the Columbus City Schools to share voter approved levy money with charter schools.
May 28, 2013

It’s been a rough school year for Columbus City Schools. The district is under investigation by the State Auditor’s office and the FBI for tampering with student attendance data and grades. And the struggling district has a history of less-than-stellar academic results.

Levy Recount For Groveport Madison Schools

A recount will be done next Wednesday for the Groveport Madison school levy that was narrowly defeated.
23, 2013

A recount will get underway next week in Groveport Madison, after a school levy was narrowly defeated earlier this month.

Kasich Adviser Selected As New Ohio Schools Chief

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Richard Ross
12, 2013

Ohio’s state school board has picked a top education adviser to Republican Gov. John Kasich as the new superintendent of public instruction.

Attendance ‘Scrubbing’ Tempts Low-Ranked Schools

School administrators around the country fall victim to the temptation of changing student data to achieve better performance grades.
21, 2013

When it involves fixing data, it’s called “scrubbing.” And it’s rife with temptations: rosier district report cards, added funding and sometimes employee bonuses when performance improves.

Ohio Auditor: 4 Other Schools ‘Scrubbed’ Students

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State Auditor Dave Yost says he's turned up four more cases of date scrubbing in Ohio schools.
11, 2013

Ohio’s state auditor says he’s turned up four more school districts that removed poor-performing students from their rolls.

Ohio School Audit Release Set For Feb. 11

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State auditor set to release results of attendance rigging investigation Feb. 11th
January 26, 2013

A statewide audit following evidence of manipulation of attendance reporting in some Ohio school districts is set for release Feb. 11.

The Year of Education Reform

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27, 2012

2012 brought new evaluations for Ohio teachers, new reports cards for schools, and new testing for some students. More change could lie ahead.

State School Board Continues Debate On Seclusion Rooms

A seclusion room at Beatty Park Elementary School in Columbus has a peephole in the door.
10, 2012

An investigation by Ohio public radio stations and the Columbus Dispatch showed the state does not have any policy regarding the use of seclusion rooms in schools, and many school misuse or overuse the rooms.

Former Schools Resource Officer Stays In Jail On Sex Charges

5, 2012

A judge has ordered a former central Ohio school resource officer to stay in jail while awaiting trial on charges that he coerced sexual behavior from two teens at the high school where he worked.