News in Brief
'Data Scrubbing' Probe Expands in Ohio Districts
The Ohio education department will expand its investigation into allegations of "data scrubbing" in four districts to see whether they improperly reported attendance data for 2012-13.
Department officials said last week they were broadening the ongoing probe after determining that the districts—Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo—"showed evidence" of altering their 2011-12 attendance data. Columbus also improperly reported its 2010-11 attendance data, according to the state.
The state will issue new report cards for the 2011-12 academic year for Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo, and new cards for Columbus covering 2010-11 and 2011-12.
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