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TROY, Ohio (AP) — A group of parents have voiced their displeasure with a western Ohio school district's decision to grant access to the men's restroom for a transgender student.

Troy City Schools Superintendent Eric Herman announced Monday that the district will fall in compliance with the law and allow the student to use the men's room.

The district notified parents Friday that denying the student's request would be prohibited under Title IX.

Herman says restrooms are available in every district building for those who would rather not use a shared bathroom.

Dayton History recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary as Dayton’s premiere historic preservation organization.  In that time, the group says visits to Dayton History sites like Carillon Park, the Paul Lawrence Dunbar House, and other sites have increased by 185%. Dayton History Memberships have more than doubled and revenues are up by 340%.

President and CEO Brady Kress says that while they’ve accomplished a lot in the last ten years, they’re looking at goals for the next ten.

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the final week of late summer, in the final week of the Windfall Apple Moon, the second week of the sun in Virgo, the forty-first week of the year in nature.....

when more and more cornfields become dusky brown;

when patches of gold show on the Osage and cottonwoods and poplars and maples and white mulberry trees,

when buckeye and black walnut trees are shedding.

when kisses of scarlet appear on creeper and poison ivy;

when panicled dogwood has its first white berries; when dogbane pods turn red;

Asha Brogan / WYSO

I’m a black professional woman. I’ve experienced “race” in the pressure to function in service to others more than myself. I’ve been punished with silence, disapproval, and the promise of being blackballed when my actions and words evolve outside of someone else's sense of my place.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend, the home of YSO produced news and features: Dayton History is now celebrating 10 years of historic preservation at Carillon Park.  We’ll talk with President and CEO Brady Kress about some major accomplishments in the last decade, and what’s next for the organization.  We’ll also hear about a new arts program kicking off at the Dayton Metro Library. See details below.

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For the first time, Ohio’s law enforcement agencies now have a set of minimum standards for the use of deadly force and for recruitment and hiring, but the panel that set those standards says there’s a lot more work ahead.

The development of the standards is the first milestone for a panel that was proposed last year, after the police shot and killed 22-year-old John Crawford in the Beavercreek Wal-Mart outside Dayton, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a park in Cleveland.

Asha Brogan / WYSO

I've always felt uncomfortable with the privileges white skin gives me. I mean, I know my white skin can mean store clerks assume I'm honest. And nobody likes being stopped by the police, but I can at least be pretty sure I'll be treated fairly.

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Palmer's poem, "Looking For God."

History Talk: Understanding the Middle East

Aug 29, 2015

In a recent, much publicized lecture — “It Takes a Historian to Understand the Middle East…Doesn’t It?” — Jane Hathaway of Ohio State's History Department offered a challenge to pundits and policymakers who seem unable to offer sound strategies for the Mideast.

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A group of Ohio teachers is reviewing the questions that will appear in this year’s American Institutes for Research, or AIR, standardized test. It replaces the controversial PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, exam. Both tests are tied to the Common Core standards.

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