A task force that aims to increase the number of Ohioans with college degrees is convening for the first time.
The 31-member Complete College Ohio task force is led by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro. The group is charged with finding ways to help a greater number of students plan for, pay for and complete their education.
The first meeting Monday is being hosted by Bowling Green State University.
The Ohio state auditor has established a hotline for Columbus school employees to report incidences of attendance data being altered to boost state report card numbers.
State Auditor Dave Yost said the hotline will allow more secure reporting of information without fear of reprisal.
Columbus is one of three Ohio school districts targeted by state investigations into enrollment and attendance practices. The others are the Lockland School District in the Cincinnati area and Toledo Public Schools.