Education

Election 2014
7:31 am
Wed May 7, 2014

New And Additional School Levy Results Mixed In May, With Slim Margins In Some Cases

Preliminary results are in from school levies on the May 6 ballot across the Miami Valley and in a low turn-out primary election, just a handful of people made some of these decisions.

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Election 2014
6:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Brookville School District Hopes Third Time’s A Charm For New Levy

The Brookville school district is one of several with new or increased levies on the ballot for next Tuesday, May 6, 2014. This will be the third time in a row this tiny school district northwest of Dayton has tried to get an increase; in May 2013, the levy lost by two votes, and in November, it failed by 44 out of 2,642 total votes.

Michelle Landis has two kids in the schools and heads the levy committee—and she says it’s all about turnout.

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Education
6:34 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Dayton Public Schools Asked To Halt Suspensions

Credit Michael Kellen

A local group has asked Dayton public schools for a moratorium on out of school suspensions. Racial Justice now presented their request at a school board meeting last night.  

According to the group, Black students accounted for 80% of school suspensions in 2011.

Professor Vernellia Randall with the University of Dayton is co-founder of Racial Justice now. She says removing students from the school system for non-violent offenses sets up an unfavorable pattern..

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History Talk from Origins
1:24 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Reaching Beyond the Ivory Tower

Given all the furor about the role of academics in public life—a debate taking place in The Atlantic, Politico, and The New York Times among other places—History Talk naturally wanted to dive headfirst into the topic.

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The Antioch Word
4:27 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Bridging the Gap: Bringing the Past into the Present

The WYSO Archives
Credit Zeb Reichert

Public broadcasting stations like WYSO have large libraries of stories that aired years ago, but often that audio can't be accessed because the archives are on tape, a format most stations aren't using regularly. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in cooperation with WGBH Boston and the Library of Congress, decided that it was time to bridge that technological gap.

Zeb Reichert spoke with Karen Cariani of WGBH and Neenah Ellis of WYSO to learn more about this national undertaking known as the American Archive project

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