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Snowplow spot-check: We reviewed 10 communities to see how quickly residential streets were cleared
 Major snowstorms make plowing streets a challenge, but last weekend’s storm revealed major differences among local communities on how clear some residential streets were after the storm. The Dayton Daily News spot-checked residential street plowing in 10 communities from 11 am to 1 pm Monday — about 24 hours after the weekend&rsquo...

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Major snowstorms make plowing streets a challenge, but last weekend’s storm revealed major differences among local communities on how clear some residential streets were after the storm. The Dayton Daily News spot-checked residential street plowing in 10 communities from 11 am to 1 pm Monday — about 24 hours after the weekend&rsquo...
Schools weigh reasons to delay or close after big snowstorm
 There was no real consensus Monday among Dayton-area schools, as some delayed, some closed and some plowed ahead with school as normal after a major weekend snowstorm. Some schools close Only a handful of schools fully closed for the day — all five Preble County school districts, a few Dayton charter schools from the same organization...

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There was no real consensus Monday among Dayton-area schools, as some delayed, some closed and some plowed ahead with school as normal after a major weekend snowstorm. Some schools close Only a handful of schools fully closed for the day — all five Preble County school districts, a few Dayton charter schools from the same organization...
Attendance, teaching, takeover law grab attention in Dayton schools
 Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli cited progress on student attendance and classroom teaching as highlights for Dayton Public Schools last week as the district began a crucial 2019, during which DPS could face state takeover. Lolli said the district’s attendance messaging to students and families — that good attendance will lead...

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Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli cited progress on student attendance and classroom teaching as highlights for Dayton Public Schools last week as the district began a crucial 2019, during which DPS could face state takeover. Lolli said the district’s attendance messaging to students and families — that good attendance will lead...
Mike DeWine sworn in as Ohio governor; first from Dayton area in nearly 100 years
 Mike DeWine took the oath to become governor just after midnight on Monday at his home in Cedarville. With his wife, Fran by his side, DeWine was sworn in by his son Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine. Judge Thomas Rose presided over the event. A public inauguration was held at noon today at the Statehouse in Columbus, where DeWine gave...

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Mike DeWine took the oath to become governor just after midnight on Monday at his home in Cedarville. With his wife, Fran by his side, DeWine was sworn in by his son Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine. Judge Thomas Rose presided over the event. A public inauguration was held at noon today at the Statehouse in Columbus, where DeWine gave...
Private school voucher program to nearly double; some suburbs affected
 The number of Ohio students who are eligible to pay for private schools with state-funded vouchers will almost double next school year because of a change in the Ohio voucher system, according to Ohio Department of Education data. In the past four years, the only students in the Dayton region who were eligible to receive traditional state...

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The number of Ohio students who are eligible to pay for private schools with state-funded vouchers will almost double next school year because of a change in the Ohio voucher system, according to Ohio Department of Education data. In the past four years, the only students in the Dayton region who were eligible to receive traditional state...
Convicted of buying sex? Dayton will tell your neighbors via Facebook.
 If you are convicted of buying sex from a prostitute in the city of Dayton, city officials are going to do their best to make sure your neighbors know about it … in 21st century style. The city of Dayton will begin buying specially targeted Facebook advertisements linked to the addresses of men who buy sex. The ads will tell people...

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If you are convicted of buying sex from a prostitute in the city of Dayton, city officials are going to do their best to make sure your neighbors know about it … in 21st century style. The city of Dayton will begin buying specially targeted Facebook advertisements linked to the addresses of men who buy sex. The ads will tell people...
Leadership vote reveals tension, division on Dayton school board
 Dayton Public Schools’ board of education started 2019 by tweaking its leadership in a split vote that revealed ongoing tensions on the district’s elected board. In votes that are unanimous in most districts, Dayton’s school board voted 5-1-1 to keep William Harris as president and voted 5-2 to make Jocelyn Rhynard vice...

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Dayton Public Schools’ board of education started 2019 by tweaking its leadership in a split vote that revealed ongoing tensions on the district’s elected board. In votes that are unanimous in most districts, Dayton’s school board voted 5-1-1 to keep William Harris as president and voted 5-2 to make Jocelyn Rhynard vice...
New local state lawmakers take office today
 While incumbents won most of November’s local state legislative races, four area Republicans are taking new statehouse offices next week, with the group reflecting national trends of having more women and younger people in elected office. When Jena Powell is sworn in Monday to represent Miami and southern Darke counties in the Ohio...

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While incumbents won most of November’s local state legislative races, four area Republicans are taking new statehouse offices next week, with the group reflecting national trends of having more women and younger people in elected office. When Jena Powell is sworn in Monday to represent Miami and southern Darke counties in the Ohio...
School safety, graduation changes highlight busy year in local education
 Locally, 2018 brought some high highs and low lows to the region’s schools, while state officials argued over how to handle issues like graduation, report cards and preschool. Here’s a look at some of the top local education stories of the year: A major Kentucky school shooting in January, followed three weeks later by the ...

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Locally, 2018 brought some high highs and low lows to the region’s schools, while state officials argued over how to handle issues like graduation, report cards and preschool. Here’s a look at some of the top local education stories of the year: A major Kentucky school shooting in January, followed three weeks later by the ...
School awards trigger celebrations, criticism of standards
 Dozens of local schools last week received honors tied to the state report card — for getting all A’s, showing academic growth or grading well while serving disadvantaged students. But some administrators’ continued unhappiness with state testing and report card standards was also on display as the awards came out. The Bellbrook...

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Dozens of local schools last week received honors tied to the state report card — for getting all A’s, showing academic growth or grading well while serving disadvantaged students. But some administrators’ continued unhappiness with state testing and report card standards was also on display as the awards came out. The Bellbrook...
Ohio graduation rate at record high; 15 percent miss despite new options
 Ohio’s four-year high school graduation rate rose by 1.2 percentage points from 2017 to 2018 with at least 10 percent of last year’s seniors using new alternate pathways to a diploma. That 1.2-point increase – to an all-time high of 85.3 percent statewide – was larger than each of the past three years, when the graduation...

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Ohio’s four-year high school graduation rate rose by 1.2 percentage points from 2017 to 2018 with at least 10 percent of last year’s seniors using new alternate pathways to a diploma. That 1.2-point increase – to an all-time high of 85.3 percent statewide – was larger than each of the past three years, when the graduation...
Child abuse spikes on Saturday when report cards go home on Fridays, study finds
 University of Florida researchers are urging schools not to send student report cards home on Fridays, citing new research that child abuse cases spike when report cards are sent home at the start of the weekend. >> Read more trending news  A group led by UF researchers Melissa Bright and Randell Alexander compared a year&rsquo...

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University of Florida researchers are urging schools not to send student report cards home on Fridays, citing new research that child abuse cases spike when report cards are sent home at the start of the weekend. >> Read more trending news  A group led by UF researchers Melissa Bright and Randell Alexander compared a year&rsquo...
State audit cites ex-DECA charter school worker for illegal spending
 State auditors have issued a demand for recovery of illegally spent public money against Cynthia Shoemaker, a former employee of the Dayton Early College Academy charter schools. The finding for recovery of $1,573, part of a 2016-17 state audit released Tuesday, is a follow-up to Shoemaker’s conviction on fourth-degree felony theft...

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State auditors have issued a demand for recovery of illegally spent public money against Cynthia Shoemaker, a former employee of the Dayton Early College Academy charter schools. The finding for recovery of $1,573, part of a 2016-17 state audit released Tuesday, is a follow-up to Shoemaker’s conviction on fourth-degree felony theft...
Study: Child abuse quadrupled if report cards went home on Fridays
 University of Florida researchers are urging schools not to send student report cards home on Fridays, citing new research that child abuse cases spike when report cards are sent home at the start of the weekend. A group led by UF researchers Melissa Bright and Randell Alexander compared a year’s worth of verified Florida child abuse...

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University of Florida researchers are urging schools not to send student report cards home on Fridays, citing new research that child abuse cases spike when report cards are sent home at the start of the weekend. A group led by UF researchers Melissa Bright and Randell Alexander compared a year’s worth of verified Florida child abuse...
DeWine cites moral obligation for state to invest more in at-risk kids
 In making LeeAnne Cornyn his first cabinet appointment, Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine intended to make a statement about the importance he attaches to helping at-risk kids. Cornyn will direct children’s initiatives for the incoming administration. Asked why he chose children’s issues as his top focus rather than job creation or...

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In making LeeAnne Cornyn his first cabinet appointment, Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine intended to make a statement about the importance he attaches to helping at-risk kids. Cornyn will direct children’s initiatives for the incoming administration. Asked why he chose children’s issues as his top focus rather than job creation or...
Trotwood teachers at odds with superintendent, allege problems
 Trotwood-Madison teachers and district leaders were at odds over the legality of special education plans, alignment of teaching strategies, data on school discipline and more, days after the school board unanimously gave Superintendent Tyrone Olverson a multi-year contact. Dozens of teachers walked out of the Dec. 6 meeting where the school...

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Trotwood-Madison teachers and district leaders were at odds over the legality of special education plans, alignment of teaching strategies, data on school discipline and more, days after the school board unanimously gave Superintendent Tyrone Olverson a multi-year contact. Dozens of teachers walked out of the Dec. 6 meeting where the school...
New rules in Ohio could close some child care businesses
 More than two-thirds of the providers in southwest Ohio who serve families with publicly funded child care are at risk of losing the ability to accept state funds when new rules go into effect in 18 months, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The new rules and rating system were aimed at exposing more children to enrichment programs...

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More than two-thirds of the providers in southwest Ohio who serve families with publicly funded child care are at risk of losing the ability to accept state funds when new rules go into effect in 18 months, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The new rules and rating system were aimed at exposing more children to enrichment programs...
Dayton Public Schools working to increase parent engagement
 Family members told Dayton Public Schools leaders on Thursday that better communication, a more welcoming attitude and addressing old failures would help create the parent engagement district leadership thinks is a key to success. The district has much work to do, as there were more district employees than parents at the town hall meeting...

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Family members told Dayton Public Schools leaders on Thursday that better communication, a more welcoming attitude and addressing old failures would help create the parent engagement district leadership thinks is a key to success. The district has much work to do, as there were more district employees than parents at the town hall meeting...
Area school leaders cite state study as endorsing their reforms
 Local school leaders say a new state study of the correlation between poverty and struggling students adds credibility to their long-held position that more must be done for their low income students. A state task force that studied poverty and education in 2017 made recommendations last week aimed at reducing the educational achievement...

1:00 PM Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Local school leaders say a new state study of the correlation between poverty and struggling students adds credibility to their long-held position that more must be done for their low income students. A state task force that studied poverty and education in 2017 made recommendations last week aimed at reducing the educational achievement...
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