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Dayton schools seek public input at town hall meeting tonight
 Dayton Public Schools will host a Town Hall meeting today to get public input on the district’s path for the future, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, 1923 W. Third St. in Dayton. District officials said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli will discuss three primary topics at the meeting — academic achievement...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Dayton Public Schools will host a Town Hall meeting today to get public input on the district’s path for the future, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, 1923 W. Third St. in Dayton. District officials said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli will discuss three primary topics at the meeting — academic achievement...
Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.
 A half-dozen speakers urged the state board of education to ban the use of Native American nicknames, logos and mascots for school sports teams, citing negative stereotypes and derogatory images. Nineteen high schools in the region use Native American-related nicknames such as Braves, Indians and Warriors, most with an accompanying Indian-related...

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A half-dozen speakers urged the state board of education to ban the use of Native American nicknames, logos and mascots for school sports teams, citing negative stereotypes and derogatory images. Nineteen high schools in the region use Native American-related nicknames such as Braves, Indians and Warriors, most with an accompanying Indian-related...
Teacher misconduct: Nearly 600 teachers disciplined; 125 had licenses revoked last year in Ohio
 An unprecedented number of educators in recent years had their professional licenses permanently taken away for misconduct, some of it taking place inside the classroom, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The revocations include a Xenia elementary school teacher convicted of assaulting a 7-year-old boy, a Huber Heights teacher...

Posted: 2 days ago

An unprecedented number of educators in recent years had their professional licenses permanently taken away for misconduct, some of it taking place inside the classroom, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The revocations include a Xenia elementary school teacher convicted of assaulting a 7-year-old boy, a Huber Heights teacher...
Dayton schools will each close for a training day as next step in battling state takeover threat
 Each Dayton Public School will close for one previously unannounced day in October or November for mandatory staff training, as the district attempts to improve the quality of teaching in its schools. A message Friday morning from Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli to school staff mentioned the threat of state takeover next fall if the district&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Each Dayton Public School will close for one previously unannounced day in October or November for mandatory staff training, as the district attempts to improve the quality of teaching in its schools. A message Friday morning from Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli to school staff mentioned the threat of state takeover next fall if the district&rsquo...
Diploma debate: The requirements for your kids to graduate could be very different
 Ohio‘s long-term graduation work group wants students to have a much broader set of pathways to a diploma, but questions remain about when a new system should take effect and what should happen until then. The 24-member group of educators, politicians and a parent organized by state superintendent Paolo DeMaria held its last meeting...

Posted: 6 days ago

Ohio‘s long-term graduation work group wants students to have a much broader set of pathways to a diploma, but questions remain about when a new system should take effect and what should happen until then. The 24-member group of educators, politicians and a parent organized by state superintendent Paolo DeMaria held its last meeting...
State schools chief, education group argue on Twitter over state tests and graduation rules
 As debates over Ohio’s current and future graduation standards continue, state school superintendent Paolo DeMaria had a pointed Twitter exchange this weekend with the Fordham Institute’s Ohio branch. Fordham, an education policy institute, has been one of the most consistent voices calling for Ohio to set higher standards for...

Posted: 6 days ago

As debates over Ohio’s current and future graduation standards continue, state school superintendent Paolo DeMaria had a pointed Twitter exchange this weekend with the Fordham Institute’s Ohio branch. Fordham, an education policy institute, has been one of the most consistent voices calling for Ohio to set higher standards for...
State leaders offer Dayton schools 15 areas for improvement
 Ohio Department of Education officials gave Dayton Public Schools 15 recommendations designed to help prevent state takeover of the district, including better accountability for administrators and principals. Dayton faces state oversight in a year if it receives another “F” on the state report card. On Tuesday night, a team of...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ohio Department of Education officials gave Dayton Public Schools 15 recommendations designed to help prevent state takeover of the district, including better accountability for administrators and principals. Dayton faces state oversight in a year if it receives another “F” on the state report card. On Tuesday night, a team of...
Should teachers be able to ‘crowdfund’? DPS bans method for its schools
 Dayton’s school board on Tuesday approved a new policy prohibiting school employees from launching crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of Dayton Public Schools or any individual DPS school. Crowdfunding is generally the process of raising money for an effort by soliciting contributions from a large number of people, especially online....

Posted: 7 days ago

Dayton’s school board on Tuesday approved a new policy prohibiting school employees from launching crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of Dayton Public Schools or any individual DPS school. Crowdfunding is generally the process of raising money for an effort by soliciting contributions from a large number of people, especially online....
How did Dayton-area charter schools do on the 2017-18 state report card?
 The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Below are grades for local charter and STEM schools. NOTE: Only four of these schools serve high school students, and therefore earn grades for graduation rates and "prepared for success." In graduation, the Dayton Regional STEM School...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Below are grades for local charter and STEM schools. NOTE: Only four of these schools serve high school students, and therefore earn grades for graduation rates and "prepared for success." In graduation, the Dayton Regional STEM School...
Local charter school grades low, but most test scores rise
 Dayton-area charter schools posted mainly low grades on the state report card last week, but for the second year in a row, a narrow majority of them increased their test scores from the previous year. Nine of the 22 Montgomery County charter schools got overall grades of F’s, six had D’s, five received C’s and two earned...

Posted: 8 days ago

Dayton-area charter schools posted mainly low grades on the state report card last week, but for the second year in a row, a narrow majority of them increased their test scores from the previous year. Nine of the 22 Montgomery County charter schools got overall grades of F’s, six had D’s, five received C’s and two earned...
Butler, Warren students crack top 1 percent on national test
 More than 50 high school seniors from Butler and Warren counties were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state...

Posted: 11 days ago

More than 50 high school seniors from Butler and Warren counties were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state...
School report card highs and lows: Who had A’s and F’s?
 Trotwood-Madison school officials celebrated and focused on the future Thursday after the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to earn a “D” and avoid immediate state takeover. But a few miles south, Dayton Public Schools was dealing with an overall grade of “F” – the only...

Posted: 11 days ago

Trotwood-Madison school officials celebrated and focused on the future Thursday after the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to earn a “D” and avoid immediate state takeover. But a few miles south, Dayton Public Schools was dealing with an overall grade of “F” – the only...
Students from 16 local schools crack top 1 percent on national test
 More than 60 local high school seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state. Those students will be...

Posted: 11 days ago

More than 60 local high school seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state. Those students will be...
Dayton schools get “F” on report card; test scores rank last in Ohio
 Dayton Public Schools received an overall grade of “F” on the state report card released Thursday, meaning the district will be subject to state takeover next fall if it doesn’t improve during the current school year. DPS officials said some of the district’s test data was incorrectly reported by its software vendor...

Posted: 12 days ago

Dayton Public Schools received an overall grade of “F” on the state report card released Thursday, meaning the district will be subject to state takeover next fall if it doesn’t improve during the current school year. DPS officials said some of the district’s test data was incorrectly reported by its software vendor...
Report card: Oakwood again ranks No. 1 in Ohio in preparing students for success
 For the second year in a row, Oakwood City Schools ranked No. 1 of Ohio’s 608 school districts in the “prepared for success” measure on the state report card. It was one of multiple individual categories in which Dayton-area schools ranked near the top or bottom of the state report card, which was released Thursday. Waynesville...

Posted: 12 days ago

For the second year in a row, Oakwood City Schools ranked No. 1 of Ohio’s 608 school districts in the “prepared for success” measure on the state report card. It was one of multiple individual categories in which Dayton-area schools ranked near the top or bottom of the state report card, which was released Thursday. Waynesville...
School scores rise, but less than last year; poverty debate continues
 State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria was upbeat about Ohio schools’ results in the state report card released Thursday, pointing to increases in test scores and graduation rates. Statewide proficiency rates rose by just a hair in math and more significantly in English, with proficiency rates increasing on 14 total state exams and decreasing...

Posted: 12 days ago

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria was upbeat about Ohio schools’ results in the state report card released Thursday, pointing to increases in test scores and graduation rates. Statewide proficiency rates rose by just a hair in math and more significantly in English, with proficiency rates increasing on 14 total state exams and decreasing...
Four local districts earn state’s top grade; Dayton only “F” locally
 The biggest change in this year’s state report card was the addition of an overall grade for each school and district. Four local school districts were among the 28 statewide to earn an “A” on the overall grade — Oakwood, Springboro, Waynesville and Bellbrook. That puts those districts in the top five percent in Ohio...

Posted: 12 days ago

The biggest change in this year’s state report card was the addition of an overall grade for each school and district. Four local school districts were among the 28 statewide to earn an “A” on the overall grade — Oakwood, Springboro, Waynesville and Bellbrook. That puts those districts in the top five percent in Ohio...
How did your district do on the 2017-18 state report card?
 The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Districts get letter grades on key components of their performance, based on detailed data within each of those categories. • Achievement: Grades schools primarily based on their state test scores. Performance index is weighted 75 percent...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Districts get letter grades on key components of their performance, based on detailed data within each of those categories. • Achievement: Grades schools primarily based on their state test scores. Performance index is weighted 75 percent...
Trotwood avoids takeover, board president says schools on path to ‘A’ grade
 Trotwood-Madison school officials were celebrating and focusing on the future Thursday, as the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to avoid state takeover. Trotwood needed to avoid an “F” on the report card’s new overall grade, and improvements in test scores and gap closing helped...

Posted: 12 days ago

Trotwood-Madison school officials were celebrating and focusing on the future Thursday, as the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to avoid state takeover. Trotwood needed to avoid an “F” on the report card’s new overall grade, and improvements in test scores and gap closing helped...
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