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3:17 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Men Of Color Go Back To School

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.
Credit Jerry Kenney/WYSO

On Wednesday, December 10th, in schools across Dayton, Men of Color are going back to school. The day-long program is designed to provide black students with positive role models.

“Men of Color Go Back To School” is about taking the problems facing young black males head on says City Commissioner Jeffrey Mims.

"They’re leading the pack when it comes to suspensions, being put into special education, incarceration and unfortunately some of these untimely negative situations of violence and death," he adds.

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Education
5:11 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

UD president stepping down

Credit courtesy of University of Dayton

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.

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Edcuation
6:04 am
Tue December 9, 2014

State Board of Education To Vote on Controversial Rule Change

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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.

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Military
7:48 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Dayton History To Manage National Aviation Hall Of Fame Learning Center

The National Aviation Hall of Fame wall at the Learning Center.
Credit Jerry Kenney/WYSO

The non-profit  Dayton History is taking over management of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Learning Center, which is located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The 14,500 square foot Learning Center features interactive displays that teach kids about the history of flight and Dayton’s connection to that history.

Dayton History President and CEO Brady Kress says partnering with the non-profit NAHF gives Dayton History a bigger profile.

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Ohio Education
9:30 am
Mon December 8, 2014

New State Education Program Pushes Mentorship

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.

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