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School Issues: Three Unsung Heroes in the CCS Audit

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Three Unsung Heroes in the CCS Audit

The dust has settled in the wake of the January release of State Auditor Yost’s report on Columbus City Schools. The findings of the audit have been discussed ad nauseam in press conferences, news articles and on television broadcasts. In the midst of the reports of corruption and the discussion surrounding it, there are three […]

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School Issues: WHO is Carolyn Smith?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: WHO is Carolyn Smith?

You might recognize the name, Carolyn Smith, from the newspapers. She’s the auditor for Columbus City Schools. She’s also the person who investigated the school data scandal, a scandal which resulted in terminations and (Ohio) state and FBI involvement. Smith was the one with the chutzpah to drive the investigation to the bitter end. If […]

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School Issues: Winners/Losers & A Good Plan

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Winners/Losers & A Good Plan

Sometime in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Carolyn Smith tweeted these words, “Commission school plan eliminates current Internal Auditor.” You might not know who Carolyn Smith is. You might not even care, but you should. She’s the current internal auditor for Columbus City Schools. She’s the one who started investigating school attendance data. She’s […]

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