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Gene Harris Retiring as Columbus City Schools Superintendent

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    CCS Superintendent Dr. Gene Harris To Retire

    By: NBC4 | NBC4

    Published: September 20, 2012

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sources with Columbus City Schools tell NBC4 Superintendent Dr. Gene Harris will announce that she will be retiring. Harris is scheduled to make a formal announcement at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Watch the announcement live on nbc4i.com. Harris’ announcement comes as the district is involved in an investigation into possible tampering of student attendance records.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/sep/20/6/ccs-superintendent-dr-gene-harris-retire-ar-1177838/

    #514500

    groundrules
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    sucks. i like her.

    #514501

    labi
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    Whoa. The data-tampering investigation results are apparently going to be humdingers.

    #514502

    leftovers
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    Probably a good idea (for her), CCS is a mess. The recent scandal is a huge disappointment.

    #514503
    rus
    rus
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    labi said:
    Whoa. The data-tampering investigation results are apparently going to be humdingers.

    Sounds like.

    #514504

    ricospaz
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    Cheater

    #514505
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    leftovers said:
    CCS is a mess.

    The CCS administration is certainly a mess. There are still good schools, good teachers, good students, good faculty out there.

    #514506

    leftovers
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    Walker said:
    The CCS administration is certainly a mess. There are still good schools, good teachers, good students, good faculty out there.

    And I would assume there still are some good administrators, unfortunately it took the Dispatch to cast the light on this. It casts a lot of doubt on what we think we know. I hope they don’t try to push this under a rug after the wave of retirements happen.

    #514507

    joev
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    Hope the school system get better! It’s not good enough for SOME schools to be good. They all should be.

    #514508
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    joev said:
    It’s not good enough for SOME schools to be good. They all should be.

    Agreed. We should strive for much better.

    Though when it comes time for someone to decide where to send their own children, they send them to ONE school and not EVERY school in an entire district, so I’d caution anyone from judging all CCS schools based on an average performance of the whole giant district.

    I hear a lot of people say that Columbus is the shining star of Ohio, or even of the whole Midwest. Similarly, there are shining star schools within CCS.

    #514509

    joev
    Participant

    With the lottery system, though, it’s a gamble. You can’t guarantee you’ll get a good school. Many of the neighborhood schools are deplorable.

    It’s also not good for the kids who get stuck at those deplorable schools. If their parents can’t or don’t work the system, that’s a terrible fate.

    #514510
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    joev said:
    You can’t guarantee you’ll get a good school.

    Untrue. If you live within the boundaries of a good neighborhood school, you don’t have to lottery into it. I have a few friends with babies or small children that bought homes within the area of Clintonville that Clinton Elementary sits and are perfectly happy with their choice.

    http://www.columbus.k12.oh.us/applications/schoolwebsites/SchoolProfile.nsf/(WebPublic2)/Clinton_Elementary_School?OpenDocument

    Again, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t strive for something better district-wide. But there are good choices within CCS, lottery or not.

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    joev
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    Walker said:
    Untrue. If you live within the boundaries of a good neighborhood school, you don’t have to lottery into it. I have a few friends with babies or small children that bought homes within the area of Clintonville that Clinton Elementary sits and are perfectly happy with their choice.

    http://www.columbus.k12.oh.us/applications/schoolwebsites/SchoolProfile.nsf/(WebPublic2)/Clinton_Elementary_School?OpenDocument

    Again, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t strive for something better district-wide. But there are good choices within CCS, lottery or not.

    Then I suppose, I mean that I can’t guarantee my kid’s way into a good school – because my neighborhood school sucks.

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    joev said:
    Then I suppose, I mean that I can’t guarantee my kid’s way into a good school – because my neighborhood school sucks.

    Me: There are some good schools within CCS.
    You: Mine isn’t one of them.

    I think we’re both correct here.

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    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    She must have upset someone in or allied with the John Wolfe empire…The Dispatch was on a mission to get rid of Harris, and it worked.

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