A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
Groups representing Ohio school boards, administrators and treasurers have released an analysis of data collected under the state’s new school assessment system that confirms the link between poverty and student performance in the classroom.
The Ohio Department of Education report cards are out, and things do not look good for at least one central Ohio school district.
A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools, but would hurt public schools.
Itâ€™s been a rough school year for Columbus City Schools. The district is under investigation by the State Auditorâ€™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.
A recount will get underway next week in Groveport Madison, after a school levy was narrowly defeated earlier this month.
Ohio’s state school board has picked a top education adviser to Republican Gov. John Kasich as the new superintendent of public instruction.
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’s state auditor says he’s turned up four more school districts that removed poor-performing students from their rolls.
A statewide audit following evidence of manipulation of attendance reporting in some Ohio school districts is set for release Feb. 11.
2012 brought new evaluations for Ohio teachers, new reports cards for schools, and new testing for some students. More change could lie ahead.