Dayton Government

Merge school districts or die

Dayton and Jefferson Township schools are on takeover watch and Trotwood just dodged a bullet. All are currently struggling to keep students and relevancy as vouchers and open enrollment at neighboring districts are going to continue to suck students (and the accompanying state funding) away. Trotwood is adding open enrollment this year, which will suck Read More

The size of the pie. Winners and losers

Last nights post had some interesting offline feedback. The most insightful came from a friend who used to work in the “economic development” field in the region- who left about 5 years ago. He’s now working in the Research Triangle (and not for LexisNexis) and says they don’t have the unbelievable asset of Wright Patt- Read More

My new favorite thing in Dayton: The White Flyer busline

I was in New Orleans on Halloween for a big conference. I rode public transit almost exclusively. The streetcar, the buses- all were all you could ride for $3 for 24 hours. At times, streetcars would just pass me- because they were so full. Public transit when done right works great. And finally, in Dayton, Read More

Esrati report, episode 7 How many public meetings do you need?

Welcome to the Esrati Report- this is the first post with the new blog theme. Would love to hear what you think in comments. Why am I doing live video blogs daily, instead of the old style posting you ask? Well, one, because local news is full of car crashes, fires, credit card skimmers and Read More

Changes coming to Esrati.com

A live local news show that’s interactive? We’re testing it out with the Esrati Report on YouTube. If we can get the workflows going we’ll also add it to Facebook live. Right now, we’re working on mastering the graphics via OBS software, a teleprompter that stalls, changing mics, lenses, and practicing the delivery. Here’s episodes Read More

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