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Students at Butler, Warren schools earn National Merit honor
 Dozens of high school seniors in Butler and Warren counties have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. RELATED: How did your schools perform on the state report card? About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT...

Posted: 27 days ago

Dozens of high school seniors in Butler and Warren counties have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. RELATED: How did your schools perform on the state report card? About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT...
Memorial set for man who wrote Kettering school alma mater, fight song
 A cornerstone of Kettering City Schools’ award-winning music program died this summer and will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday in Florida. Robert (Bob) Thygerson spent more than three decades in Kettering schools and wrote the Fairmont High School alma mater and fight song that are still in use today. Thygerson joined Kettering...

Posted: 27 days ago

A cornerstone of Kettering City Schools’ award-winning music program died this summer and will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday in Florida. Robert (Bob) Thygerson spent more than three decades in Kettering schools and wrote the Fairmont High School alma mater and fight song that are still in use today. Thygerson joined Kettering...
Students at local schools earn National Merit honor
 About 40 local high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT last year, and roughly 16,000, or 1 percent, were named semifinalists based on their scores...

Posted: 28 days ago

About 40 local high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT last year, and roughly 16,000, or 1 percent, were named semifinalists based on their scores...
Dayton summit aims to improve education for black male students
 Dozens of people discussed how to better engage and advance male students of color Tuesday at the first Community Action Summit run by Dayton Public Schools’ Office for Males of Color. The summit included sessions on mentorship training, law enforcement issues, making the transition to college and more. Keynote speaker Kevin Washington...

Posted: 29 days ago

Dozens of people discussed how to better engage and advance male students of color Tuesday at the first Community Action Summit run by Dayton Public Schools’ Office for Males of Color. The summit included sessions on mentorship training, law enforcement issues, making the transition to college and more. Keynote speaker Kevin Washington...
Beavercreek report card: Strong growth, but achievement grade dips
 Beavercreek City Schools earned high marks for student growth and serving gifted students, according to state report card data released last week, but the district ranked low in dual enrollment college credits. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The report card starts with...

Posted: 29 days ago

Beavercreek City Schools earned high marks for student growth and serving gifted students, according to state report card data released last week, but the district ranked low in dual enrollment college credits. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The report card starts with...
Centerville’s report card: What went right, what went wrong
 Centerville City Schools ranked among the state’s leaders in college completion and teacher attendance, according to the state report card released last week, but the trend was not as positive on performance index on state tests. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The...

10:34 AM Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

Centerville City Schools ranked among the state’s leaders in college completion and teacher attendance, according to the state report card released last week, but the trend was not as positive on performance index on state tests. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The...
Charters again higher than Dayton schools on tests but lower in growth
 Local charter schools for the second straight year scored higher than Dayton Public Schools in achievement – and widened that gap — but charters were lower in year-over-year progress, according to state report card data released this week. Report card grades for both groups of schools were low overall. Of 21 local charter schools...

8:54 PM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

Local charter schools for the second straight year scored higher than Dayton Public Schools in achievement – and widened that gap — but charters were lower in year-over-year progress, according to state report card data released this week. Report card grades for both groups of schools were low overall. Of 21 local charter schools...
Large local suburban schools: Report card grades show many C’s, some A’s
 Larger suburban school districts in the Dayton area generally got middling achievement scores on state report card for the second year in a row, but several of them got A’s for student growth year-over-year. Springboro and Bellbrook earned B’s on the achievement grade, posting the highest performance index scores in the region...

12:06 AM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

Larger suburban school districts in the Dayton area generally got middling achievement scores on state report card for the second year in a row, but several of them got A’s for student growth year-over-year. Springboro and Bellbrook earned B’s on the achievement grade, posting the highest performance index scores in the region...
State report cards: Some of best, worst scores in state found locally
 Local schools claimed the very best scores in Ohio in one category and the very worst in two others Thursday, as the annual state report cards triggered debate over school quality. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category, which tries to measure how well-prepared students are for the future...

10:54 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Local schools claimed the very best scores in Ohio in one category and the very worst in two others Thursday, as the annual state report cards triggered debate over school quality. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category, which tries to measure how well-prepared students are for the future...
Oakwood No. 1 in state; two local districts perfect on graduation
 Oakwood, Waynesville, Covington and Yellow Springs were among several local school districts that ranked near the top of the state in school report card data released Thursday. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category of the state report card, which tries to measure how well-prepared students...

7:45 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Oakwood, Waynesville, Covington and Yellow Springs were among several local school districts that ranked near the top of the state in school report card data released Thursday. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category of the state report card, which tries to measure how well-prepared students...
State superintendent: Report cards show improvement from last year
 State school Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said the biggest takeaway from the new state report card is that in nearly every grade and subject, scores and achievement improved from last year. “That’s very gratifying and a great indication that the things we want to happen are happening,” DeMaria said Thursday, pointing out...

6:03 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

State school Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said the biggest takeaway from the new state report card is that in nearly every grade and subject, scores and achievement improved from last year. “That’s very gratifying and a great indication that the things we want to happen are happening,” DeMaria said Thursday, pointing out...
Trotwood, Jefferson each have a “worst in state” score
 Trotwood-Madison and Jefferson Twp. schools each ranked last of Ohio’s 608 school districts on one of the primary measures of the state report cards that were released Thursday. Trotwood ranked last in performance index, which is the most detailed measure of state test performance. Trotwood’s 45.9 percent score was the lowest...

4:59 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Trotwood-Madison and Jefferson Twp. schools each ranked last of Ohio’s 608 school districts on one of the primary measures of the state report cards that were released Thursday. Trotwood ranked last in performance index, which is the most detailed measure of state test performance. Trotwood’s 45.9 percent score was the lowest...
Report card: Many local “A’s” for student growth; Dayton scores mixed
 Ohio’s state report card for schools was released Thursday, with more than half of Montgomery County districts getting A’s or B’s in student growth, Dayton Public Schools seeing mixed results, and Oakwood ranking as one of only six districts in Ohio to earn an “A” in performance index. These report cards are...

2:28 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Ohio’s state report card for schools was released Thursday, with more than half of Montgomery County districts getting A’s or B’s in student growth, Dayton Public Schools seeing mixed results, and Oakwood ranking as one of only six districts in Ohio to earn an “A” in performance index. These report cards are...
Clark, Champaign counties school report cards to be released today
 Clark and Champaign County schools will be graded today on everything from graduation rates for students who left two years ago to how much their very youngest students improved in reading. BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL GRADES RELEASED But local and state education leaders cautioned this week that even with a broad swath of data, the state report...

12:15 AM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Clark and Champaign County schools will be graded today on everything from graduation rates for students who left two years ago to how much their very youngest students improved in reading. BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL GRADES RELEASED But local and state education leaders cautioned this week that even with a broad swath of data, the state report...
State report cards out Thursday; schools say look at bigger picture
 Ohio schools will be graded Thursday on everything from graduation rates for students who left two years ago to how much their very youngest students improved in reading. But local and state education leaders cautioned this week that even with a broad swath of data, the state report card grades are just one piece of measuring whether schools...

10:04 PM Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

Ohio schools will be graded Thursday on everything from graduation rates for students who left two years ago to how much their very youngest students improved in reading. But local and state education leaders cautioned this week that even with a broad swath of data, the state report card grades are just one piece of measuring whether schools...
Ohio teacher fired for ‘dragging’ kindergartner across gym
 A Dayton Public Schools teacher was terminated after he reportedly “grabbed a student by the wrist during gym class” at Rosa Parks Early Learning Center in Dayton, Ohio. According to a letter  detailing the district’s accusations, the teacher twisted a student’s arm and dragged him across the gym floor. David Cameron...

11:32 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

A Dayton Public Schools teacher was terminated after he reportedly “grabbed a student by the wrist during gym class” at Rosa Parks Early Learning Center in Dayton, Ohio. According to a letter detailing the district’s accusations, the teacher twisted a student’s arm and dragged him across the gym floor. David Cameron...
State report card due Thursday; schools’ scores may rise
 The annual state report cards grading Ohio public schools are expected to be released Thursday, according to the Ohio Department of Education. The report cards are largely based on state exams that students took in spring 2017. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said in July that preliminary test scores for 2016-17 were better, with proficiency...

7:35 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

The annual state report cards grading Ohio public schools are expected to be released Thursday, according to the Ohio Department of Education. The report cards are largely based on state exams that students took in spring 2017. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said in July that preliminary test scores for 2016-17 were better, with proficiency...
VIDEO: Dayton gym teacher drags kindergartner across floor
 Video of a Dayton Public Schools teacher who reportedly “grabbed a student by the wrist during gym class at Rosa Parks Early Learning Center, twisted his arm, and dragged him across the gym floor” was obtained Tuesday by the Dayton Daily News and WHIO. David Cameron was accused of dragging the kindergarten boy “on or about&rdquo...

2:58 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Video of a Dayton Public Schools teacher who reportedly “grabbed a student by the wrist during gym class at Rosa Parks Early Learning Center, twisted his arm, and dragged him across the gym floor” was obtained Tuesday by the Dayton Daily News and WHIO. David Cameron was accused of dragging the kindergarten boy “on or about&rdquo...
Stroop Road bridge in Kettering now closed through December
 A busy half-mile stretch of East Stroop Road closed shortly after 9 a.m. and is scheduled to remain closed through the end of 2017 for a bridge replacement. Stroop is closed in both directions between Woodman Drive and Glenheath Drive, except for local side-street access, and will be completely closed at the bridge itself, over the Little...

3:00 PM Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017

A busy half-mile stretch of East Stroop Road closed shortly after 9 a.m. and is scheduled to remain closed through the end of 2017 for a bridge replacement. Stroop is closed in both directions between Woodman Drive and Glenheath Drive, except for local side-street access, and will be completely closed at the bridge itself, over the Little...
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