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Politicians of both parties urge Dayton, teachers to avoid strike
 A bipartisan group of a dozen local and state politicians sent a letter to Dayton’s school board, superintendent and teachers union Wednesday, urging them to work together to avoid a teacher strike before the school year begins. RELATED: Republican state rep backs teachers in dispute A news release from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said...

Posted: 12 days ago

A bipartisan group of a dozen local and state politicians sent a letter to Dayton’s school board, superintendent and teachers union Wednesday, urging them to work together to avoid a teacher strike before the school year begins. RELATED: Republican state rep backs teachers in dispute A news release from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said...
10 things that will happen if Dayton schools teachers strike
 What will the first day of school look like if Dayton Public Schools teachers are on strike Aug. 15? That’s a question that’s becoming more and more relevant as the calendar marches closer to the start of the school year with no contract agreement in sight. Here are the answers to 10 important questions: The Dayton district&rsquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

What will the first day of school look like if Dayton Public Schools teachers are on strike Aug. 15? That’s a question that’s becoming more and more relevant as the calendar marches closer to the start of the school year with no contract agreement in sight. Here are the answers to 10 important questions: The Dayton district&rsquo...
State lawmaker backs Dayton teachers in strike dispute
 Republican State Rep. Jeff Rezabek issued a statement Tuesday “in complete support” of Dayton’s teachers as they try to negotiate a new contract with Dayton Public Schools. “They deserve a wage increase; one that is competitive with other local school districts, so that we can maintain our strongest and most talented...

Posted: 13 days ago

Republican State Rep. Jeff Rezabek issued a statement Tuesday “in complete support” of Dayton’s teachers as they try to negotiate a new contract with Dayton Public Schools. “They deserve a wage increase; one that is competitive with other local school districts, so that we can maintain our strongest and most talented...
Dayton superintendent details disputes with teachers as strike nears
 Dayton Public Schools made the rare step of taking its case to the public Tuesday, laying out the negotiating proposals of the district and teachers union in a meeting with community leaders and media, on the eve of today’s final scheduled mediation session. Superintendent Rhonda Corr said pay is the top remaining issue, with the union...

Posted: 13 days ago

Dayton Public Schools made the rare step of taking its case to the public Tuesday, laying out the negotiating proposals of the district and teachers union in a meeting with community leaders and media, on the eve of today’s final scheduled mediation session. Superintendent Rhonda Corr said pay is the top remaining issue, with the union...
First day of school today for two local districts
 Students in one large local school district and one smaller one will head back to classes today. Miamisburg has more than 5,000 students in its 10 buildings, including more than 1,500 at the high school. Jefferson Twp. Local Schools operates two buildings and has fewer than 500 students. Miamisburg and Jefferson Twp. are the only two Montgomery...

Posted: 13 days ago

Students in one large local school district and one smaller one will head back to classes today. Miamisburg has more than 5,000 students in its 10 buildings, including more than 1,500 at the high school. Jefferson Twp. Local Schools operates two buildings and has fewer than 500 students. Miamisburg and Jefferson Twp. are the only two Montgomery...
Dayton school teachers strike: Contract talks to resume Wednesday
 Dayton’s teachers union and district leadership spent another full day in mediation Monday but did not reach a deal, kicking off a busy week that could lead to a new contract — or to a teachers strike. The parties worked with the federal mediator until almost 10 p.m. Monday after a nine-hour session last Thursday. The last currently...

Posted: 14 days ago

Dayton’s teachers union and district leadership spent another full day in mediation Monday but did not reach a deal, kicking off a busy week that could lead to a new contract — or to a teachers strike. The parties worked with the federal mediator until almost 10 p.m. Monday after a nine-hour session last Thursday. The last currently...
Tuesday is Election Day for some in the region
 Voters in the Xenia and Clark Shawnee school districts have issues on Tuesday’s special election ballot. The village of Camden in Preble County also has two issues on the ballot. There are only 11 issues on the ballot statewide. Here’s a look at what voters will decide: Xenia Schools: District leaders hope the third time is the...

Posted: 14 days ago

Voters in the Xenia and Clark Shawnee school districts have issues on Tuesday’s special election ballot. The village of Camden in Preble County also has two issues on the ballot. There are only 11 issues on the ballot statewide. Here’s a look at what voters will decide: Xenia Schools: District leaders hope the third time is the...
Dayton Schools Superintendent: Deal ‘could get done by Monday’
 Dayton Public School representatives and the district’s teacher’s union may be close to a resolution, as early as today, DPS Superintendent Rhonda Corr said Sunday. Corr, who was on her way to church to “pray for resolving the issue,” said the documented struggles of the district and Dayton Education Association negotiations...

Posted: 15 days ago

Dayton Public School representatives and the district’s teacher’s union may be close to a resolution, as early as today, DPS Superintendent Rhonda Corr said Sunday. Corr, who was on her way to church to “pray for resolving the issue,” said the documented struggles of the district and Dayton Education Association negotiations...
Dayton schools, teachers down to the wire; will deal come this week?
 After 19 negotiation sessions, 11 federal mediation days and a two-month hiatus to get their plans in order, Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union are down to their last two planned meetings to avoid a strike. The parties scheduled mediation for Monday and Wednesday, and teachers union President David Romick said that could be enough...

Posted: 15 days ago

After 19 negotiation sessions, 11 federal mediation days and a two-month hiatus to get their plans in order, Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union are down to their last two planned meetings to avoid a strike. The parties scheduled mediation for Monday and Wednesday, and teachers union President David Romick said that could be enough...
Former TV anchor hired as spokeswoman for Dayton Public Schools
 A longtime Dayton news anchor has been hired as the new  director of public relations and media for Dayton Public Schools. The district hired Marsha Bonhart, a former anchor and reporter at  WDTN Channel 2  for 27 years, Tuesday. She left the station in 2014 and worked for a short time as Wilberforce University&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

A longtime Dayton news anchor has been hired as the new  director of public relations and media for Dayton Public Schools. The district hired Marsha Bonhart, a former anchor and reporter at  WDTN Channel 2  for 27 years, Tuesday. She left the station in 2014 and worked for a short time as Wilberforce University&rsquo...
School strikes rare; Dayton only Ohio district on verge
 Dayton’s teachers union is the only school union in Ohio on the verge of a strike, according to the State Employee Relations Board. That reflects the overall trend that strikes by school staff, once fairly common in Ohio, have become very rare in recent years. Leaders of Dayton Public Schools and the Dayton Education Association had...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dayton’s teachers union is the only school union in Ohio on the verge of a strike, according to the State Employee Relations Board. That reflects the overall trend that strikes by school staff, once fairly common in Ohio, have become very rare in recent years. Leaders of Dayton Public Schools and the Dayton Education Association had...
Dayton teachers document spells out contested issues
 Dayton’s teachers union spelled out its positions on several contract issues in more detail this week in a “talking points” flier that it gave to members. The two sides are negotiating through a federal mediator today, with two other sessions scheduled next week, in hopes of avoiding a strike Aug. 11. Neither the school...

Posted: 18 days ago

Dayton’s teachers union spelled out its positions on several contract issues in more detail this week in a “talking points” flier that it gave to members. The two sides are negotiating through a federal mediator today, with two other sessions scheduled next week, in hopes of avoiding a strike Aug. 11. Neither the school...
Dayton Public Schools, teachers union end mediation for day
 Thursday’s mediation session is over, and no resolution has been reached. A union spokesman declined further comment. Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr will be a part of negotiations Thursday between the district and its teachers union in efforts to avoid a strike.  “I’m going to stay optimistic that...

Posted: 18 days ago

Thursday’s mediation session is over, and no resolution has been reached. A union spokesman declined further comment. Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr will be a part of negotiations Thursday between the district and its teachers union in efforts to avoid a strike.  “I’m going to stay optimistic that...
Sides to be in separate rooms for Dayton teachers strike talks
 Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union will start hammering away at their labor dispute again at 8 a.m. Thursday, the first session since a federal mediator halted talks on June 6. The two sides, however, won’t talk directly. Here is how they got here: 241 proposed changes For three months starting Jan. 6, the district’s...

Posted: 19 days ago

Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union will start hammering away at their labor dispute again at 8 a.m. Thursday, the first session since a federal mediator halted talks on June 6. The two sides, however, won’t talk directly. Here is how they got here: 241 proposed changes For three months starting Jan. 6, the district’s...
Students frustrated by potential Dayton schools strike
 A group of Dayton Public Schools students and their parents held a press conference outside district headquarters Thursday, urging DPS and teachers to avoid a strike. Ragina Drake, a senior-to-be at Dunbar Early College High School, called the potential strike “ridiculous” because of the impact it would have on students. RELATED...

Posted: 19 days ago

A group of Dayton Public Schools students and their parents held a press conference outside district headquarters Thursday, urging DPS and teachers to avoid a strike. Ragina Drake, a senior-to-be at Dunbar Early College High School, called the potential strike “ridiculous” because of the impact it would have on students. RELATED...
Dayton school strike talks: What issues divide teachers, district?
 On Thursday, Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union will meet in mediation, seeking to resolve several key issues that have prevented a contract agreement and resulted in a strike vote. It has been nearly seven months since the negotiations began, and the district has less than two weeks until the start of the school year. Dayton teachers...

Posted: 19 days ago

On Thursday, Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union will meet in mediation, seeking to resolve several key issues that have prevented a contract agreement and resulted in a strike vote. It has been nearly seven months since the negotiations began, and the district has less than two weeks until the start of the school year. Dayton teachers...
First local students go back to classes Wednesday morning
 Summer break ends Wednesday for one Dayton school, the first to head back to classes for the 2017-18 school year. FULL LIST: When does school start for area districts? STEAM Academy of Dayton, a charter school that serves grades one through eight, will begin its year. The school on Odlin Avenue combines a traditional STEM curriculum of science...

Posted: 20 days ago

Summer break ends Wednesday for one Dayton school, the first to head back to classes for the 2017-18 school year. FULL LIST: When does school start for area districts? STEAM Academy of Dayton, a charter school that serves grades one through eight, will begin its year. The school on Odlin Avenue combines a traditional STEM curriculum of science...
Dayton teachers on verge of strike: 7 things we know today
 Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union, the Dayton Education Association, have negotiated since January without an agreement. The current contract expired June 30, setting the stage for a potential teachers strike before school starts Aug. 15. Here’s what we know today: Strike vote taken: More than 98 percent of the district&rsquo...

Posted: 20 days ago

Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union, the Dayton Education Association, have negotiated since January without an agreement. The current contract expired June 30, setting the stage for a potential teachers strike before school starts Aug. 15. Here’s what we know today: Strike vote taken: More than 98 percent of the district&rsquo...
State withholds more money from giant online school
 The Ohio Department of Education will hold back 12 percent of its 2017-18 monthly payments to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), a statewide online school in the middle of an attendance controversy. In a letter to ECOT, state Superintendent Paolo DeMaria cited the school’s own public statements that attendance is down 12 percent...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Ohio Department of Education will hold back 12 percent of its 2017-18 monthly payments to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), a statewide online school in the middle of an attendance controversy. In a letter to ECOT, state Superintendent Paolo DeMaria cited the school’s own public statements that attendance is down 12 percent...
‘C’ student: Ohio’s school system ranked average again
 Ohio’s public school system has again been graded roughly average compared to other states, this time by WalletHub, a personal finance website. WalletHub ranked Ohio public schools 23rd out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. in a report released Monday. That generally matches with the more closely watched Education Week rankings,...

Posted: 21 days ago

Ohio’s public school system has again been graded roughly average compared to other states, this time by WalletHub, a personal finance website. WalletHub ranked Ohio public schools 23rd out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. in a report released Monday. That generally matches with the more closely watched Education Week rankings,...
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