Thursday is the second day of meetings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for small businesses in the defense industry. The event is part of an effort on the part of the Air Force to work more with small contractors; base officials say it helps them stay efficient as the government cuts defense budgets.
Those cuts have been bad news for local industry, which provides the Air Force with everything from computer systems to research to airplane parts—but not all contractors are feeling the same pain.
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..
This week on ReInvention Stories, we meet Jerry Bowling, a lifelong resident of Dayton’s McCook Field neighborhood, the area around North Dixie Drive. Bowling is active in his community as the president of the neighborhood association and leader of a local environmental advocacy group. But, while working to reinvent his neighborhood, Bowling has also had to reinvent himself.