City Commissioner Jeffrey Mims stands next to the painting of a Buffalo Soldier that hangs in his home. In 1866 six all African American army units were created to fight in the Civil War. The units were identified as the 9th and 10th cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st infantry regiments.
The president of the University of Dayton has announced plans to step down. Daniel Curran has been in the position for 12 years, and during that time the university has opened up an institute in China and converted the old headquarters of NCR into the University of Dayton Research Institute, among other investments. Curran stands out as the first president ever at this Catholic institution who is not a Marianist brother or priest.
The Ohio Board of Education is planning to vote Tuesday on a controversial rule change that could affect school librarians, counselors and arts teachers. The board will decide whether to kill the “5 of 8 rule” that says school districts must hire the equivalent of 5 full time service personnel for every 1000 students it has.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio education officials say $10 million is available for a new school mentorship program.
Community organizations, faith-based groups and businesses are asked to develop partnerships encouraging mentorship in Ohio's schools and giving more students access to role models. Organizations and schools creating the partnerships can receive a maximum of $500,000 in state grants that provide a matching three dollars for every dollar spent.