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Wright State University faculty members say they are willing to go on strike if a fair contract can’t be negotiated.  Several hundred professors and supportive students gathered for a rally on campus before marching to a scheduled community forum, where Wright State president Cheryl Schrader and university trustees addressed budget concerns.

 

History Talk: The Long History of #MeToo

Jan 26, 2018

From Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood tapes to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment and sexual violence seem to have suddenly burst into the news cycle. Nearly every day, new allegations against powerful men emerge as more women come forward. But, while many are heralding the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements as an opportunity for change, many of those who are raising awareness about these issues today have protested them in the past. So what’s different now? And how does contemporary activism fit into the longer history of awareness?

The Octagon Building (known to many as 'The Roundhouse') at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Jerry Kenney

Early redevelopment plans for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds were unveiled yesterday by Premier Health and the University of Dayton.

Developers envision a walkable, and environmentally sustainable neighborhood that includes mixed income housing, green space, and retail shops. The historic roundhouse is also expected to be a feature of the neighborhood.

The project is aimed at boosting economic development in the downtown area.

ECOT Ohio
ecotohio.org

An Ohio county court will oversee the process of closing one of the nation's largest online charter schools amid the e-school's legal fight with the state over funding.

A Franklin County judge has appointed an outside attorney to handle records and finances of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and report back to the court.

 

Book Ends: A Teenager's Love For Reading

Jan 25, 2018
Malia Hampshire
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story, from the Dayton Early College Academy by Malia Hampshire about the joy of reading.

My name is Malia Hampshire. I go to Dayton Early College Academy. I love to bake cupcakes, and trains scare me.  I love to read - like really love reading.  I have an overactive imagination and sometimes need an outlet.  I needed to find something that was very productive.

Officials say Ohio is joining a national research project to reduce turnover among caseworkers in the child welfare field.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says turnover at child welfare agencies is typically six times the average rate for all industries.

Eight Ohio counties will participate in the project led by the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development. The organization is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

ECOT teachers, staff, families and students - including founder Bill Lager (front, in red hat) - rallied at the Statehouse in May 2017
Karen Kasler

The shutdown of the state’s largest online charter school – which owes tens of millions of dollars to the state – has thousands of students searching for options in the middle of the school year. And there are also some 800 teachers and faculty from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow who are now looking for work. 

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro with Gov. John Kasich after announcing her appointment to the court.
Andy Chow

The Ohio Supreme Court is all Republican now that Gov. John Kasich has appointed a new justice. This comes a day before the effective date of the resignation of embattled sitting justice Bill O’Neill who stepped down to run for the Democratic nomination for governor. 

Mary DeGenaro, a judge on the Seventh District Court of Appeals, was picked to replace O’Neill. Her appointment seemed likely given she was already endorsed by the Ohio Republican Party to run for the court this year.

April Laissle / WYSO

A task force of community leaders and city officials gathered for the first time Wednesday to discuss potential school closures at Dayton Public Schools.

 

Nine under-capacity West Dayton schools, Boys Prep, EJ Brown, Rosa Parks, Meadowdale Elementary, Meadowdale High, World of Wonder, Wogaman, Westwood, and the Innovative Learning Center at Jackson Center, are being reviewed by the committee.

At the meeting, district spokesperson Marsha Bonhart emphasized that not all of those schools will be targeted for closure.

 

Jerry Kenney

 

Wright State University faculty members say they are willing to go on strike if a fair contract can’t be negotiated.  

Several hundred teachers, represented by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and supportive students gathered in Millet Hall for a rally before marching across campus to a scheduled community forum where Wright State president Cheryl Schrader and trustees addressed budget concerns.

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