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Was your school recognized for its student growth? Dozens were locally
 Eleven local school districts and dozens of individual schools won Momentum Awards from the state school board on Tuesday, recognizing them for exceeding expectations in student growth. Schools win Momentum Awards if they receive straight A’s on all “value-added” measures on the report card, tracking year-over-year test...

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Eleven local school districts and dozens of individual schools won Momentum Awards from the state school board on Tuesday, recognizing them for exceeding expectations in student growth. Schools win Momentum Awards if they receive straight A’s on all “value-added” measures on the report card, tracking year-over-year test...
End most suspensions for youngest students, state senator says
 A bill to gradually eliminate most out-of-school suspensions for students in preschool through third grade will be introduced in the Ohio Senate in the coming days, according to State Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering. At a press conference Tuesday, Lehner cited research tying high rates of suspension for minorities and students with disabilities...

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A bill to gradually eliminate most out-of-school suspensions for students in preschool through third grade will be introduced in the Ohio Senate in the coming days, according to State Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering. At a press conference Tuesday, Lehner cited research tying high rates of suspension for minorities and students with disabilities...
What could more graduation rule changes mean for the Class of 2019?
 The state school board on Monday began discussion of long-term changes to Ohio’s high school graduation requirements, possibly extending Class of 2018 options like senior projects, strong attendance and minimum GPAs to the class of 2019 and beyond. Deputy Superintendent John Richard ran through three broad options from a “concept...

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The state school board on Monday began discussion of long-term changes to Ohio’s high school graduation requirements, possibly extending Class of 2018 options like senior projects, strong attendance and minimum GPAs to the class of 2019 and beyond. Deputy Superintendent John Richard ran through three broad options from a “concept...
DPS report card rises slightly after state error fixed
 Dayton Public Schools’ state report card just got a slight tweak in a positive direction. Both Stivers High School and the district as a whole saw their grades for “five-year graduation rate” rise by one level, after a fix by the Ohio Department of Education. Stivers rose from a ‘B” to an “A” in that...

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Dayton Public Schools’ state report card just got a slight tweak in a positive direction. Both Stivers High School and the district as a whole saw their grades for “five-year graduation rate” rise by one level, after a fix by the Ohio Department of Education. Stivers rose from a ‘B” to an “A” in that...
Vandalia-Butler school board meeting set for Columbus
 Vandalia-Butler will hold its regular second-week-of-the-month school board meeting on Tuesday, but it will be in Columbus rather than Vandalia. Superintendent Rob O’Leary said board members will already be together in Columbus for the Ohio School Boards Association’s annual Capital Conference, so they will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday...

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Vandalia-Butler will hold its regular second-week-of-the-month school board meeting on Tuesday, but it will be in Columbus rather than Vandalia. Superintendent Rob O’Leary said board members will already be together in Columbus for the Ohio School Boards Association’s annual Capital Conference, so they will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday...
Students win Dayton speech contest
 Ve’Suan Smith from Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy won first place in the overall category of the 60th Dayton Public Schools Lucia May Wiant speech contest. A’den Austin from Ruskin school was second, and Neveah Williams of Charity Adams Earley took third. More than 20 students competed Wednesday at Wright Brothers School after...

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Ve’Suan Smith from Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy won first place in the overall category of the 60th Dayton Public Schools Lucia May Wiant speech contest. A’den Austin from Ruskin school was second, and Neveah Williams of Charity Adams Earley took third. More than 20 students competed Wednesday at Wright Brothers School after...
Career Center plans five-year expansion after levy narrowly passes
 The Miami Valley Career Technology Center is about to embark on a huge, five-year campus makeover after voters narrowly approved a bond issue/tax levy Tuesday. The margin was 50.8 percent in favor to 49.2 against, according to final, unofficial results. Superintendent Nick Weldy said the project will allow MVCTC to improve training equipment...

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The Miami Valley Career Technology Center is about to embark on a huge, five-year campus makeover after voters narrowly approved a bond issue/tax levy Tuesday. The margin was 50.8 percent in favor to 49.2 against, according to final, unofficial results. Superintendent Nick Weldy said the project will allow MVCTC to improve training equipment...
Fairmont, charter school latest with investigations about sex crimes
 A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher faces informal charges of sexual battery after school officials became aware Wednesday morning of allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship with a male student. The arrest of Madeline J. Marx, 23, comes days after a North Dayton School of Discovery charter school employee was...

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A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher faces informal charges of sexual battery after school officials became aware Wednesday morning of allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship with a male student. The arrest of Madeline J. Marx, 23, comes days after a North Dayton School of Discovery charter school employee was...
Baguirov steps down early from Dayton school board
 Adil Baguirov is stepping down from his Dayton school board seat more than a month before the end of his term, because he said he has officially moved out of the school district. Baguirov did not run for re-election to the school board this year, citing plans to run for the Ohio House of Representatives 40th District seat in November 2018...

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Adil Baguirov is stepping down from his Dayton school board seat more than a month before the end of his term, because he said he has officially moved out of the school district. Baguirov did not run for re-election to the school board this year, citing plans to run for the Ohio House of Representatives 40th District seat in November 2018...
4 newcomers to change face of Dayton school board

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The four newcomers elected Tuesday to Dayton’s school board will face “an incredible learning curve,” according to one current member. Three of the four “slate” candidates who worked together and were endorsed by Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley — top vote-getter William Harris, plus Mohamed Al-Hamdani and Karen...
Most school levies pass in region; Troy fails
 Voters across five counties appear to have narrowly approved the Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s bond request to do a $158 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Clayton. With only 6 of several hundred precincts still uncounted late Tuesday night, the combination bond issue/tax levy was ahead by 1,000 votes, or a...

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Voters across five counties appear to have narrowly approved the Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s bond request to do a $158 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Clayton. With only 6 of several hundred precincts still uncounted late Tuesday night, the combination bond issue/tax levy was ahead by 1,000 votes, or a...
New schools? Troy no, Career Center yes, Waynesville recount likely
 The Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s bond issue/tax levy appears to have passed by a narrow margin, according to unofficial results from five local counties’ boards of election. Final, unofficial results from Montgomery, Darke, Preble, Miami and Warren counties showed 50.8 percent of voters were in favor of the levy, and...

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The Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s bond issue/tax levy appears to have passed by a narrow margin, according to unofficial results from five local counties’ boards of election. Final, unofficial results from Montgomery, Darke, Preble, Miami and Warren counties showed 50.8 percent of voters were in favor of the levy, and...
4 new faces on Dayton School Board
 Four new faces will join the seven-member Dayton school board in January, as the lone incumbent seeking re-election lost Tuesday night. Three of the four “slate” candidates who worked together and were endorsed by Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley appeared to win election by finishing in the top four, according to unofficial final results...

Posted: 10 days ago

Four new faces will join the seven-member Dayton school board in January, as the lone incumbent seeking re-election lost Tuesday night. Three of the four “slate” candidates who worked together and were endorsed by Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley appeared to win election by finishing in the top four, according to unofficial final results...
Dayton police probe allegations against charter school employee
 A Harrison Twp. charter school employee was placed on leave amid school and police investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct against a student. Renaldo O’Neal, principal of North Dayton School of Discovery, a charter school at 3901 Turner Road, alerted parents Friday in an email. “Given the nature of these allegations...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Harrison Twp. charter school employee was placed on leave amid school and police investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct against a student. Renaldo O’Neal, principal of North Dayton School of Discovery, a charter school at 3901 Turner Road, alerted parents Friday in an email. “Given the nature of these allegations...
Election 2017: Local voters to decide on 14 school levies Tuesday
 For the third straight election, the local school levy landscape is dominated by districts seeking bond issues to construct new buildings or renovate existing ones. The Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Troy, Wayne Local and Preble Shawnee all have bond issues on Tuesday’s ballot, seeking to address issues ranging from school safety...

Posted: 12 days ago

For the third straight election, the local school levy landscape is dominated by districts seeking bond issues to construct new buildings or renovate existing ones. The Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Troy, Wayne Local and Preble Shawnee all have bond issues on Tuesday’s ballot, seeking to address issues ranging from school safety...
2 local schools win state honor for working with military families
 Two local schools are among the first eight in Ohio to receive the state’s Purple Star Award for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families. Beverly Gardens Elementary School in the Mad River district and Trebein Elementary School in Beavercreek were honored this week, and state schools Superintendent Paolo...

Posted: 14 days ago

Two local schools are among the first eight in Ohio to receive the state’s Purple Star Award for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families. Beverly Gardens Elementary School in the Mad River district and Trebein Elementary School in Beavercreek were honored this week, and state schools Superintendent Paolo...
What happened Tuesday?: Quick look at election highlights
 Here's a look at some of the highlights from Tuesday’s election across the region. With nearly 100 percent of precincts reporting, the measure failed 79 percent to 21 percent.  The Associated Press called Issue 2 as failing shortly before 8:30 p.m. and supporters then conceded at a Columbus watch party.  “Make no mistake...

Posted: 15 days ago

Here's a look at some of the highlights from Tuesday’s election across the region. With nearly 100 percent of precincts reporting, the measure failed 79 percent to 21 percent.  The Associated Press called Issue 2 as failing shortly before 8:30 p.m. and supporters then conceded at a Columbus watch party.  “Make no mistake...
Preschool Promise grows, but needs to attract new Dayton families
 Preschool Promise officials say the number of 4-year-olds attending their affiliated schools and centers has more than doubled since last school year, but it’s unclear how much of that gain has come from kids who live within Dayton’s city and school district. RELATED: DPS softens complaints about Preschool contract Preschool Promise...

Posted: 15 days ago

Preschool Promise officials say the number of 4-year-olds attending their affiliated schools and centers has more than doubled since last school year, but it’s unclear how much of that gain has come from kids who live within Dayton’s city and school district. RELATED: DPS softens complaints about Preschool contract Preschool Promise...
Dayton schools chief softens approach after preschool funding complaints
 Dayton school officials expressed frustration about a new funding contract with Preschool Promise on Monday night, then Superintendent Rhonda Corr changed her approach Tuesday, focusing on collaboration with the group. Under the contract approved by the school board Monday, Preschool Promise would pay Dayton Public Schools $650,000 this year...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dayton school officials expressed frustration about a new funding contract with Preschool Promise on Monday night, then Superintendent Rhonda Corr changed her approach Tuesday, focusing on collaboration with the group. Under the contract approved by the school board Monday, Preschool Promise would pay Dayton Public Schools $650,000 this year...
Dayton schools to study if classroom computers are used effectively
 Dayton’s school board on Monday night continued its efforts to improve out-of-date technology and monitor the effectiveness of computers in the classroom, approving two contracts as part of a larger strategy. The school board approved $30,000 for a vendor, the One-to-One Institute, to assess whether the new student computers that Dayton...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dayton’s school board on Monday night continued its efforts to improve out-of-date technology and monitor the effectiveness of computers in the classroom, approving two contracts as part of a larger strategy. The school board approved $30,000 for a vendor, the One-to-One Institute, to assess whether the new student computers that Dayton...
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