Education

April Laissle

The Dayton School Board Tuesday voted to delay further staff layoffs until next summer. The district first announced plans to cut staff in October, citing what officials called an "unexpected" decline in enrollment. Several administrative staff members were cut and nearly two dozen teachers were reassigned to other classrooms or laid off. Layoffs and reassignments were also expected for teachers aides and other operations staff members. But at a meeting in November, the board announced it...

Yost: Schools Losing Money By Overextending With Open Enrollment

Nov 29, 2016
State Auditor Dave Yost announced results of a charter school attendance audit Thursday.
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The state’s auditor is sending a message to all of Ohio’s school districts to beware of the pitfalls that can come with open enrollment, which can cost schools up to $1 million. When a student decides to leave one school district and enroll in another, state funding follows the student to the new district. But state auditor Dave Yost says his office found that some districts over-extend their open enrollment by taking in too many students and therefore needing to invest in more resources. ...

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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear the first in a series of new stories from the students at Centerville High School. Many of us have memories of that one teacher who made a profound impact on our education. Nathan Eide reflects on Ms. Hall.

Arise Academy in Dayton is now closed, and former leaders of the school have been convicted of federal crimes.
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Public school superintendents from around Ohio are raising concerns that a large number of high schoolers are in jeopardy of not graduating as expected next school year because of new requirements tied to more demanding tests. Some of those administrators and other supporters rallied Tuesday outside the Statehouse as the state school board discusses potential changes to address the issue. Several superintendents addressing the crowd urged supporters to keep the conversation going with...

Dayton voters said yes to Issue 9 and voted to increase taxes on city residents to 2.5 percent. The levy will raise funds to cover a $5 million budget shortfall and provide funding for universal pre-K education and street maintenance. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was pleased with the voters' decision and told WYSO News that the new funds were the focus of this morning’s city budget meeting. “You’ll start seeing that investment in the first quarter of next year as we work to really increase the...

by Michelle Faust New scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress report show that, on average, Ohio students are ahead in science scores. The Nation’s Report Card came out Thursday revealing how students across the country scored in science in 2015. Compared to the national average (37 and 33 percent), more fourth and eighth graders in Ohio are passing the standardized science test, at 41 percent and 38 percent respectively. The average national score for fourth and eighth...

Arise Academy in Dayton is now closed, and former leaders of the school have been convicted of federal crimes.
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Xenia and Fairborn Schools are asking voters to approve additional funding to construct new school buildings.
Fairborn City Schools is hoping to replace its elementary school buildings, which are over 50 years old.

“There are leaky roof issues, water comes from the floor from the ground, technology has become an issue with wiring and routers," said Fairborn City Schools spokesperson Pam Gayheart. "So they’re just really old and it’s hard to fix everything that is going...

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Both West Carrollton and Oakwood City Schools are asking voters to approve additional funding on the November 8 Ballot. New funding for West Carrollton City Schools hasn’t been approved in nine years. So, when voters rejected the district’s 5.5 mill levy last March, the situation became dire. West Carrollton cut bus transportation for high school and preschool students. It also cut $215,000 from school services. The original levy is back on the ballot this fall. District officials say if it...

April Laissle

Since 2013, there have been nearly 200 school shootings in the U.S., according to a study by advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety . Two of those happened in Ohio, prompting school district administrators to re-evaluate their security plans. An increasing number of them have turned to arming teachers and staff members. In a middle-school science classroom, teachers and school staff members stare up at a police officer lecturing at the front of the room. They’re taking class that’s part of a...

A suburban Cincinnati school district has closed schools after a woman reported being grabbed around the neck by a male dressed as a clown who she said made a threat against students. Reading Community City School District officials referred to the threat in a Facebook posting announcing district schools would be closed Friday. School officials said they take all threats seriously and were concerned about the number of students who walk to school in the early morning. People in other parts of...

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