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  • #326728

    Elizabeth Lessner
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    Analogue Kid said:
    This whole mess is troubling, but I’m sure the ones who ultimately get the shaft will be the students.

    I think if there is a big shake up of the current administration and they get some new blood in CPS, the students will ultimately benefit. The current administration have not shown much regard to the teachers or students, it would be nice to see someone in charge who would.

    #326729

    News
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    August 1, 2012 — 11:00 am
    An Investigation of Attendance Records in Ohio’s Public Schools

    Certain students are disappearing from public school district records in Ohio, and these disappearances are raising the district’s overall test score. The process is being called “scrubbing” and the Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost has announced a full investigation into public schools in Ohio.

    LISTEN/WATCH HERE: http://beta.wosu.org/allsides/an-investigation-of-attendance-records-in-ohio’s-public-schools/

    #326730

    howatzer
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    This is going way beyond CPS (although the blocking by Harris may make it particularly bad here). But this was a failure on many levels:

    Schools’ rigging was on the wall:
    State did very little after ’08 reports found attendance-data trouble

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    #326731

    It would appear that the corruption is throughout Columbus City Schools. I wonder how the system will be able to replace all the employees who deliberately entered false information for attendance? Could they replace half the principals? Where do you find that many competent new hires?

    Would most parents feel comfortable sending their children to schools where the leadership is so morally misguided? What happens if they say other false things about students? (I’ve seen that happen)

    #326732

    howatzer
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    Columbus schools barely keep C on state report card

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    In an interview with The Dispatch yesterday, Superintendent Gene Harris wouldn’t say whether she thinks the decline is related to the district’s ongoing student-data scandal…..
    When asked whether stopping the practice caused the district’s grade to suffer, Harris answered: “I don’t know. I don’t want to give you what my guesses are.”

    For the first time since The Dispatch began reporting in June about retroactive changes in attendance figures, Columbus school Superintendent Gene Harris acknowledged that ongoing investigations will turn up wrongdoing, but she asserted that she did not know it was going on.

    And that’s why she tried to stymy the investigation… right.

    #326733

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    Columbus City Schools Superintendent: Did Not Order Data Rigging
    August 8, 2012
    by Mandie Trimble
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    The investigation continues into whether Columbus City School administrators changed attendance data. The district’s superintendent maintains she knew nothing of the alleged rigging. WOSU sat down with Harris prior to last night’s school board meeting to discuss the district’s – and the superintendent’s – future.

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2012/08/08/columbus-city-schools-superintendent-did-not-order-data-rigging/

    #326734

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    Bogus data might have gotten bonuses for principals
    Aug. 8, 2012
    Written by Associated Press

    COLUMBUS — Some principals in one of three Ohio school districts accused of changing attendance records to boost their state report card numbers might have received financial bonuses as a result, Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris said. Harris told The Columbus Dispatch that under the district’s “gainsharing” program, schools could qualify for bonuses by improving student performance.

    READ MORE: http://www.coshoctontribune.com/article/20120808/NEWS01/208080308/Bogus-data-might-gotten-bonuses-principals

    #326735

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    #326736

    News
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    Auditor looking into “bonuses” for schools fudging attendence records

    COLUMBUS — When our children go to school, they’re often told to “pay attention,” “don’t break the rules” and “don’t cheat.”

    “We’ve got a system with grown-ups in it that are not telling the truth, they’re cheating or not playing by the rules, or so it would seem,” State Auditor Dave Yost said of Columbus City Schools.

    READ MORE: http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wsyx_vid_19080.shtml

    #326737

    howatzer
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    According to Yost, There were 20+ calls to the CPS attendance cheating tip line the 1st night it was up.

    #326738
    rus
    rus
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    #326739

    howatzer
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    District’s image worries Columbus school board

    The Columbus Board of Education revamped last night its priorities for a new levy, with improving the public’s perception of the district – perhaps by hiring a marketing firm – now topping the list.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

    #326740

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    #326741

    News
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    Columbus City Schools Retains Attorneys
    August 22, 2012
    by Mandie Trimble
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    The Columbus City Schools District has retained outside legal counsel in the wake of the attendance data investigation being conducted by the state. WOSU reports school board members approved the move at last night’s board meeting.

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2012/08/22/columbus-city-schools-retains-attorneys/

    #326742

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    Columbus City School Board: No Public Access To Ethics Training
    August 29, 2012
    by Mandie Trimble
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    Members of the Columbus School Board were trained by state ethics employees Monday night. And later they met with their recently-hired attorney. But what went on during those meetings remains a mystery.

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2012/08/29/columbus-city-school-board-no-public-access-to-ethics-training/

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