Columbus City Schools

Members of Mayor Michael Coleman's Education Commission appear divided on how the Columbus City Schools should be run.

Two Columbus elementary school principals have been suspended for failing to immediately notify police and parents about alleged abuse of special-needs students.

Columbus Tutor Faces Federal Fraud Charges

Mar 13, 2013

A Columbus tutor faces federal charges related to a fraud scheme in which he collected money meant to help poor kids in math and reading.

Smaller CCS Budget Cuts Now Expected

Mar 12, 2013

Columbus City School Board members are looking at a smaller slate of budget cuts than presented to them last week.

Drastic cuts to transportation, extracurricular activities and athletics for the Columbus City Schools are off the table, thanks to some good news from the state, say district officials.


A third Columbus City Schools administrator is stepping down amid the district's data-rigging scandal.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s Education Commission later this month will explore whether an elected school board is the best way to run the Columbus City Schools.

The Columbus City Schools may turn to outside partners for help expanding pre-kindergarten classes.  Alison Holm has more.

After a 6 month delay the Ohio Department of Education has released school district report cards for the 2011-2012 school year.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman made no major promises in his 14th State of The City Speech delivered last night at South High School.

CCS Board Fears Disbandment And/Or Takeover

Feb 21, 2013

When the Columbus Education Commission was formed last year, it was presented as a joint effort of the civic, business, and education sectors.

Charter school operators in Columbus want to share local funding with public schools.

State Auditor Reports Data Scrubbing In 9 Districts

Feb 11, 2013

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has added four more school districts to the list of those that are believed to have scrubbed data to make their schools look better on state reports.

14 people have submitted the necessary paperwork to run for three Columbus School Board seats in November, setting up a possible primary election in May. Jim Letizia reports.


Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and the Columbus Schools are at odds over a review of the district's books.

CCS Considering Whistleblower Policy

Jan 10, 2013

The Columbus School Board is considering a new policy protecting whistleblowers who want to report fraud or mismanagement.

Columbus City Schools officials say mistakes were made with students' attendance information.

In his State of the City speech earlier this year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced plans to create a program called YouthFirst,designed to engage in the lives of young people through sports, leadership, and anti-violence efforts.

Audit: Columbus Schools Tampered With Records

Dec 21, 2012

An audit by the Columbus Schools says district officials changed records to make it appear students who were actually in school had withdrawn.

A City Hall source tells WCBE the head of Dublin-based Cardinal Health will lead a 25-member commission appointed by Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman to make recommendations to improve the Columbus City Schools.

The Columbus City Schools will have to pay the state's cost for its investigation into allegations the district rigged attendance data.

Two-dozen local school districts received the state's highest honors on this year's report card.

Alison Holm, WCBE

The state's auditor says five Ohio school districts have used questionable attendance policies and practices, putting them at a higher risk for scrubbing attendance data to improve their school report cards.

The Ohio Legal Rights Service has concluded its six-month investigation into alleged misuse of seclusion and restraint at Columbus City Schools.

The leader of the largest school district in Ohio has announced she will retire, amid a state investigation into alleged attendance rigging.

The Lockland School board has fired Superintendent Donna Hubbard amid a state investigation into attendance data fixing.

Columbus police have filed charges in a case that led to the lockdowns of four Columbus City Schools yesterday.

The Columbus city school board voted last night to postpone a proposed tax levy and bond issue until sometime in 2013. Alison Holm has more.

The Columbus City school board voted last night to accept the largest land swap in its history, in a deal with the city that ends up in a win-win -- and new construction -- for both parties.