Just after the former data czar for Columbus schools was found guilty of a felony yesterday and agreed to be a witness in other cases, his attorney said former Superintendent Gene Harris knew of his plan to alter student data. Stephen B. Tankovich’s attorney said Harris was “aware of the issues and the conflicts” behind Tankovich’s plan to alter student data in Columbus City Schools and that he discussed it with her in meetings. READ MORE.
The two Columbus principals who sued the school board, current and former superintendents and many others yesterday seek vindication, their jobs back and at least $400,000 each. The principals, who are being fired for their role in Columbus City Schools’ student-data scandal, say they won’t be made the villains when an entire district full of principals and other administrators also changed data – or trained others to do so – but haven’t been punished. READ MORE.