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County education center names Cox as new superintendent
 Shannon Cox has been hired as the new superintendent of the Montgomery County Educational Service Center, effective Aug. 1. Cox, who has been the organization’s assistant and associate superintendent the past four years, will replace the retiring Frank DePalma. The Montgomery County ESC is effectively the county’s school district...

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Shannon Cox has been hired as the new superintendent of the Montgomery County Educational Service Center, effective Aug. 1. Cox, who has been the organization’s assistant and associate superintendent the past four years, will replace the retiring Frank DePalma. The Montgomery County ESC is effectively the county’s school district...
37 Sinclair students earn degree before high school diploma
 Thirty-seven local high school students will be honored by Sinclair Community College tonight for earning an associate’s degree before their high school graduation. The students take part in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, which allows college-ready students in grades 7-12 to take college courses for free, either on campus...

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Thirty-seven local high school students will be honored by Sinclair Community College tonight for earning an associate’s degree before their high school graduation. The students take part in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, which allows college-ready students in grades 7-12 to take college courses for free, either on campus...
Dayton Public Schools try to solve school schedule woes
 Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union have taken a step toward solving a years-long student scheduling problem that affects the start of the school year at the high school level. DPS has often struggled to finalize all high school students’ class schedules for the first day of the school year, making the first week disorganized...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union have taken a step toward solving a years-long student scheduling problem that affects the start of the school year at the high school level. DPS has often struggled to finalize all high school students’ class schedules for the first day of the school year, making the first week disorganized...
Dayton Public, Five Rivers to open first in-school health center
 Dayton Public Schools, in cooperation with Five Rivers Health Centers, will open its first school-based health facility for all DPS students and their families at a west Dayton school this fall. Dr. Mamle Anim, chief medical officer at Five Rivers Health Centers, said her group has been hoping to expand into schools as part of its mission...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dayton Public Schools, in cooperation with Five Rivers Health Centers, will open its first school-based health facility for all DPS students and their families at a west Dayton school this fall. Dr. Mamle Anim, chief medical officer at Five Rivers Health Centers, said her group has been hoping to expand into schools as part of its mission...
Key local school issues put focus on state funding fight
 Seven local school districts – most of them in wealthier communities — are asking for additional levy or bond funding in the May 7 election, at the exact moment state legislators are debating how to fairly revamp a state funding model that draws criticism from schools on all sides. The question is how to build a funding model...

Posted: 4 days ago

Seven local school districts – most of them in wealthier communities — are asking for additional levy or bond funding in the May 7 election, at the exact moment state legislators are debating how to fairly revamp a state funding model that draws criticism from schools on all sides. The question is how to build a funding model...
Dayton to close one school, shake up teaching staff at others
 Dayton Public Schools plans to close its World of Wonder elementary school this summer, merging it into the Dayton Boys Prep campus on West Third Street and renaming that school Roosevelt. The news is part of a flurry of moves this week, confirmed Friday by Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. RELATED: Dayton schools to launch fire/EMS career...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dayton Public Schools plans to close its World of Wonder elementary school this summer, merging it into the Dayton Boys Prep campus on West Third Street and renaming that school Roosevelt. The news is part of a flurry of moves this week, confirmed Friday by Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. RELATED: Dayton schools to launch fire/EMS career...
Dayton to close a school, shake up teaching staff, open health center
 Dayton Public Schools plans to close its World of Wonder elementary school this summer, merging it into the Dayton Boys Prep campus on West Third Street and renaming that school Roosevelt. The news is part of a flurry of moves this week, confirmed Friday by Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. RELATED: Dayton schools to launch fire/EMS career...

Posted: 6 days ago

Dayton Public Schools plans to close its World of Wonder elementary school this summer, merging it into the Dayton Boys Prep campus on West Third Street and renaming that school Roosevelt. The news is part of a flurry of moves this week, confirmed Friday by Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. RELATED: Dayton schools to launch fire/EMS career...
Dayton schools launch firefighter career tech program at Belmont
 Dayton Public Schools continued its expansion of career tech programs Wednesday, announcing creation of a firefighter-emergency medical technician program at Belmont High School starting this fall. Courses eventually will be taught to freshmen through seniors by Dayton Fire Department instructors, and students will have the opportunity to...

Posted: 7 days ago

Dayton Public Schools continued its expansion of career tech programs Wednesday, announcing creation of a firefighter-emergency medical technician program at Belmont High School starting this fall. Courses eventually will be taught to freshmen through seniors by Dayton Fire Department instructors, and students will have the opportunity to...
Dayton schools’ office move across street could cost $3 million-plus
 Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its headquarters 50 yards across Ludlow Street this summer could cost more than $3 million, and the school board tabled a vote Tuesday night on the primary construction contract tied to the move. The board generally doesn’t vote on anything at review sessions like Tuesday’s meeting, but...

Posted: 8 days ago

Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its headquarters 50 yards across Ludlow Street this summer could cost more than $3 million, and the school board tabled a vote Tuesday night on the primary construction contract tied to the move. The board generally doesn’t vote on anything at review sessions like Tuesday’s meeting, but...
What’s on the ballot May 7?
 Early voting is under way for the May 7 election, one that is filled with local tax issues and a few races for city offices.VOTERS GUIDE: Learn about all the races and issues on the May 7 ballot Seven local school districts — Beavercreek, Oakwood, Bellbrook, Tipp City, Piqua, Lebanon and Valley View — are asking...

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Early voting is under way for the May 7 election, one that is filled with local tax issues and a few races for city offices.VOTERS GUIDE: Learn about all the races and issues on the May 7 ballot Seven local school districts — Beavercreek, Oakwood, Bellbrook, Tipp City, Piqua, Lebanon and Valley View — are asking...
Kettering schools plan three major additions, may raze board office
 Kettering City Schools will break ground next month on three major school expansions as part of a $17.25 million plan to add all-day kindergarten and expand career tech offerings. The district has also committed to moving its central offices out of the Barnes building on Far Hills Avenue this summer. Demolition of that building now is seen...

Posted: 11 days ago

Kettering City Schools will break ground next month on three major school expansions as part of a $17.25 million plan to add all-day kindergarten and expand career tech offerings. The district has also committed to moving its central offices out of the Barnes building on Far Hills Avenue this summer. Demolition of that building now is seen...
Schools must tell parents quickly if child absent without notice
 As of Friday, Ohio public schools are on the clock to notify a student’s parent or guardian within two hours if the student is absent from school without a note. The law that just took effect was dubbed “Alianna’s law,” after 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze of Cleveland, who was abducted at her school bus stop in January...

Posted: 12 days ago

As of Friday, Ohio public schools are on the clock to notify a student’s parent or guardian within two hours if the student is absent from school without a note. The law that just took effect was dubbed “Alianna’s law,” after 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze of Cleveland, who was abducted at her school bus stop in January...
Local schools win national honor for music programs
 Three local school districts have been named Best Communities for Music Education in a national review that cited the quality of the schools’ music education programs. Kettering, Lebanon and Centerville schools were among 623 districts nationwide to be honored by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation’s 2019 awards...

Posted: 14 days ago

Three local school districts have been named Best Communities for Music Education in a national review that cited the quality of the schools’ music education programs. Kettering, Lebanon and Centerville schools were among 623 districts nationwide to be honored by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation’s 2019 awards...
Ohio weighs changes to dozens of school laws
 Changes have been proposed to dozens of Ohio school laws, ranging from graduation rules to teacher conduct and bus safety, as Ohio’s state legislature works through a busy spring. Three major items have received heavy attention in the past month — state school funding for the next two years, graduation rules for 2021 and beyond...

Posted: 15 days ago

Changes have been proposed to dozens of Ohio school laws, ranging from graduation rules to teacher conduct and bus safety, as Ohio’s state legislature works through a busy spring. Three major items have received heavy attention in the past month — state school funding for the next two years, graduation rules for 2021 and beyond...
Chronic absenteeism: What local schools are doing to keep kids in the classroom
 Ohio schools are fighting to end a stubborn chronic absenteeism problem, using everything from trophy competitions and monthly robocalls to mentoring and improved busing plans to get students to school more regularly. Last week, Saville Elementary in Mad River schools handed out restaurant gift cards to 34 students for perfect third-quarter...

Posted: 16 days ago

Ohio schools are fighting to end a stubborn chronic absenteeism problem, using everything from trophy competitions and monthly robocalls to mentoring and improved busing plans to get students to school more regularly. Last week, Saville Elementary in Mad River schools handed out restaurant gift cards to 34 students for perfect third-quarter...
Plan would mean more money for most local schools, but some left out
 Ohio lawmakers on Friday released the details of their new two-year school funding proposal, calling for an extra $718 million in state funding over the next two years, but leaving some school districts unsure how they arrived at the numbers. Locally, some suburban districts including Kettering, Beavercreek and Vandalia-Butler would see the...

Posted: 18 days ago

Ohio lawmakers on Friday released the details of their new two-year school funding proposal, calling for an extra $718 million in state funding over the next two years, but leaving some school districts unsure how they arrived at the numbers. Locally, some suburban districts including Kettering, Beavercreek and Vandalia-Butler would see the...
Students in Butler, Warren counties back in state testing as Ohio begins new approach
 Against a backdrop of anti-testing momentum in Ohio, the annual state testing process for schools began in some districts this week, with the rest soon to follow. The tests for students in third grade through high school still make up the bulk of the state report card for schools, measuring how well students mastered key content areas. But...

Posted: 20 days ago

Against a backdrop of anti-testing momentum in Ohio, the annual state testing process for schools began in some districts this week, with the rest soon to follow. The tests for students in third grade through high school still make up the bulk of the state report card for schools, measuring how well students mastered key content areas. But...
State tests: ‘Educational malpractice’ or holding schools accountable?
 State testing kicks off this week and continues into May for thousands of students across the Miami Valley as debate continues over the value of those exams. The tests for third grade through high school students still make up the bulk of the state report card for districts, measuring how well students mastered key content areas. But recent...

Posted: 20 days ago

State testing kicks off this week and continues into May for thousands of students across the Miami Valley as debate continues over the value of those exams. The tests for third grade through high school students still make up the bulk of the state report card for districts, measuring how well students mastered key content areas. But recent...
Five things to know about the Reds team and today’s game
 The Cincinnati Reds are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates today in a 4:10 p.m. game that kicks off the teams’ 2019 Major League Baseball seasons. Here are five things to know about the Reds and today’s game. A history of rallies: If the Reds fall behind today, don’t give up hope. In their last eight openers, the Reds are 4-4...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Cincinnati Reds are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates today in a 4:10 p.m. game that kicks off the teams’ 2019 Major League Baseball seasons. Here are five things to know about the Reds and today’s game. A history of rallies: If the Reds fall behind today, don’t give up hope. In their last eight openers, the Reds are 4-4...
Dayton schools plan 25th Golf Scholarship Classic for June 3
 Dayton Public Schools is seeking both sponsors and golfers for its 25th annual Golf Scholarship Classic, to be held Monday, June 3 at Madden Golf Course. The event raises college and vocational scholarship funds for Dayton Public Schools students, with $145,000 given away in the past 24 years. About 10-15 scholarships are awarded each year...

Posted: 21 days ago

Dayton Public Schools is seeking both sponsors and golfers for its 25th annual Golf Scholarship Classic, to be held Monday, June 3 at Madden Golf Course. The event raises college and vocational scholarship funds for Dayton Public Schools students, with $145,000 given away in the past 24 years. About 10-15 scholarships are awarded each year...
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