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Schools earn national STEM certification

5:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Nine schools in the Miami Valley recently earned certification from Project Lead the Way, a national nonprofit program that provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula to schools across the country. Oakwood Junior High School, the only non-high school on the local certified list, also was the only junior high/middle...
Ranking brings school funding model under scrutiny

5:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Ohio recently was ranked 17th in the nation for its school finance, despite the fact that Ohio’s school funding model has been declared unconstitutional three times since 1997. The ranking, coming just weeks before Gov. John Kasich plans to reveal a new school funding model, was part of an Education Week study by Quality Counts. Each...
Private schools top public in average ACT, SAT scores
 Local private high school students averaged much higher ACT and SAT scores than their public school counterparts in 2012, according to our study of schools across the Miami Valley, although the top individual scores belonged to public schools. “The old model was to say ‘X’ type of school is better than ‘Y’ type...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Local private high school students averaged much higher ACT and SAT scores than their public school counterparts in 2012, according to our study of schools across the Miami Valley, although the top individual scores belonged to public schools. “The old model was to say ‘X’ type of school is better than ‘Y’ type...
Board votes to table charter school study
 The Springboro Board of Education voted 3-2 to table a proposed conversion charter school study Thursday night, after dozens of Springboro parents and community members spoke out against the study and the concept. “I think more people were there to talk about the charter school than the guns,” said Matt Davis, a Springboro parent...

9:37 PM Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

The Springboro Board of Education voted 3-2 to table a proposed conversion charter school study Thursday night, after dozens of Springboro parents and community members spoke out against the study and the concept. “I think more people were there to talk about the charter school than the guns,” said Matt Davis, a Springboro parent...
Discussion on arming teachers draws 500
 The Springboro Board of Education agreed Thursday night to refer the concept of whether to allow staff members with concealed carry permits to bring weapons onto school grounds to a policy committee for further discussion. “What I’d like to do this evening is to start a discussion on a serious topic,” said Jim Rigano, newly...

12:15 AM Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

The Springboro Board of Education agreed Thursday night to refer the concept of whether to allow staff members with concealed carry permits to bring weapons onto school grounds to a policy committee for further discussion. “What I’d like to do this evening is to start a discussion on a serious topic,” said Jim Rigano, newly...
School board to discuss staff guns at school
 The Springboro Board of Education is scheduled to discuss whether to allow staff members with concealed carry permits to bring weapons onto school grounds at its board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the large group instruction room at Springboro High School, 1675 S. Main St. Board member Jim Rigano requested that the concealed carry item be...

7:30 PM Wednesday, Jan. 09, 2013

The Springboro Board of Education is scheduled to discuss whether to allow staff members with concealed carry permits to bring weapons onto school grounds at its board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the large group instruction room at Springboro High School, 1675 S. Main St. Board member Jim Rigano requested that the concealed carry item be...
Accused teacher placed on leave
 A Centerville High School teacher and former coach facing three felony counts of sexual battery against a former student has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to district officials. Michael C. Weaver, a government teacher and former girls’ golf coach, posted $75,000 bond shortly after his booking Friday night, according...

9:21 PM Monday, Jan. 07, 2013

A Centerville High School teacher and former coach facing three felony counts of sexual battery against a former student has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to district officials. Michael C. Weaver, a government teacher and former girls’ golf coach, posted $75,000 bond shortly after his booking Friday night, according...
Cedar Cliff set to open new $25M school facility
 Cedar Cliff Local Schools’ new $25 million facility is scheduled to be dedicated at 6 p.m. today at a ceremony in the gymnasium, and will open to students and staff returning from winter break Wednesday. The 112,000-square-foot facility, serving the district’s prekindergarten through 12th-grade students, replaces the less than...

9:13 PM Monday, Jan. 07, 2013

Cedar Cliff Local Schools’ new $25 million facility is scheduled to be dedicated at 6 p.m. today at a ceremony in the gymnasium, and will open to students and staff returning from winter break Wednesday. The 112,000-square-foot facility, serving the district’s prekindergarten through 12th-grade students, replaces the less than...
600 apply for gun training

10:30 PM Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2013

Hundreds of Ohio school officials have signed up for the free Armed Teacher Training Program offered in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in December. “There have been over 600 applicants overall, and by now it might be over 600 from Ohio,” Jim Irvine, one of the founders of the Buckeye Firearms...
Xenia students to return to 5 new schools
 Xenia Community City Schools elementary students will resume classes Tuesday, but they won’t be going back to school — they’ll all be attending new schools. The Greene County district built five new elementary schools via a $56 million bond issue passed in 2009. This money also will provide funding to maintain and service...

9:29 PM Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2013

Xenia Community City Schools elementary students will resume classes Tuesday, but they won’t be going back to school — they’ll all be attending new schools. The Greene County district built five new elementary schools via a $56 million bond issue passed in 2009. This money also will provide funding to maintain and service...
Valley View school chief expected to resign

11:23 PM Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Valley View Board of Education President Jesse Reed announced Monday night that the board was “currently discussing plans” for Superintendent Sherry Parr to resign. “Nothing has officially been signed,” Reed said. Reed read the prepared statement in front of a crowd of hundreds at a community meeting being held to...
Money for schools dominate Tuesday’s ballot

8:11 PM Monday, Aug. 06, 2012

Area residents will decide the fate of eight local issues, primarily affecting school districts, in Tuesday’s special election. Those issues are among just 60 across the state in this year’s smallest election. There are no candidates or statewide issues on the ballot. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Vandalia-Butler...
School districts with millions at stake Tuesday

2:00 AM Sunday, Aug. 05, 2012

Tuesday’s special election includes just a handful of issues, but most represent millions of dollars for local school districts. Xenia, Vandalia-Butler and Tipp City each have levies asking for new money, Northmont voters will decide on a renewal levy, and Bethel has both a renewal levy and a replacement levy on the ballot. Districts...
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