News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Knight Foundation


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


Columbus superintendent announces retirement
Gene Harris stepping down after 35 years amid attendance rigging allegations
Story by ALISON HOLM


 
In The Region:
The superintendent of the state's largest school district annpunced her retirement today, in the midst of an investigation into alleged attendance rigging that has sent ripples around the state. For Ohio Public Radio, WCBE's Alison Holm reports.
Columbus superintendent announces retirement

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:04)


After 35 years in the Columbus City Schools system, Superintendent Gene Harris says she’s stepping down at the end of the school year.  The announcement comes as the district is in the middle of two investigations into alleged attendance-rigging, charges that district principals and amdnistration officials improperly altered student records in order to improve school test scores and attendance records.  State Auditor Dave Yost announced in July that his office is looking into the allegations.  Harris insists she’s not running away from the charges. 

"The state auditor said that he will completely his investigation by January; I’ll be here till July, and what I plan to do is see this thing through.  I actually started this investigation, or gave the impetus for this investigation, and we plan to see it all the way through." 

After allegations surfaced about attendance rigging in Columbus, school officials in Toledo and suburban Cincinnati admitted altering student records.  Earlier this month the State Auditor’s office said data from 100 other school districts had been flagged for investigation into similar actions.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's rules on fracking and earthquakes are a first
I'm right in the middle of the issue. Like oil independence, but hope there is pre- and current-drilling assurance re dangers from pollution, earthquakes and th...

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University