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Around the Miami Valley
11:39 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Dayton Racial Justice Group Requests End To Suspensions For Young Students

The group Racial Justice Now! (RJN) will return to the Dayton Public School Board meeting Tuesday evening to follow-up on a request that the district stop out-of-school suspensions for preschool through 3rd grade students. RJN presented its initial request at last month’s board meeting.

University of Dayton Professor of Law Emeritus Vernellia Randall says the group will present  a petition with more than 14oo signatures.

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Health, Science & The Environment
12:53 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Sen. Brown In Dayton To Promote EpiPen Legislation

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) speaks about the importance of EpiPens at Dayton's River's Edge Montessori.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was in Dayton Thursday promoting a newly-passed federal law that aims to protect kids with allergies. Brown is also urging passage of a state law in Ohio that would make the allergy drug epinephrine, usually known as the EpiPen, widely available in schools.

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Education
7:17 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

State Report Card Shows Mixed Grades For Miami Valley Schools

Credit tncountryfan / Flickr/Creative Commons

The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for Ohio’s schools Thursday.  The 2013 report cards rate schools and buildings in the first nine of 18 new performance criteria. The new assessment system features letter grades that the DOE says are more familiar to people. 

According to Ohio's top public schools official, Superintendent Richard Ross, no district received all As or all Fs, but in the first round of new scores - districts did fall at all points on the scale.  He said tougher performance standards will make Ohio's schools better and state more competitive.

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Soche Talks
10:35 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Racial Desegregation of Dayton Schools for Your Television Audience

The August 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Dr. Joseph Watras with the University of Dayton's School of Education and Allied Professions speaking on the history of racial desegregation in Dayton schools.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon June 13, 2011

WYSO Weekend: June 12, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 12, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Dayton Public School superintendent Lori Ward about the elimination of nearly 300 positions in effort to balance the budget for next year.

-This week's installment of PoliticsOhio: Senate Budget Plan Changes JobsOhio

-Sarah Buckingham interviews Angela Birdsong about Juneteeth celebrations in the Miami Valley

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