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Wright Brothers Elementary School with construction sign

Dayton Public Schools reconfiguration challenges

When I grew up in Cleveland Heights, we had elementary schools from k-6, junior high for 7-9 and high school from 10-12. To me, that was the way it was. It was a little odd that 9th grade counted as high school but you weren’t at the high school, but that’s the way it was. Read More

The rest of the DPS busing outsourcing story

In today’s Dayton Daily News the story about DPS possibly outsourcing the busing of charter and private school students was missing one major piece of information: The bus drivers union voted resoundingly 2 weeks ago to reject the latest contract. What we have is an attempt at hardball union negotiating by DPS: Dayton Public Schools Read More

Dayton Public Schools and the state report card

If I ran a dating site and described each member by height, weight, and eye color and nothing else, how many people do you think would be happy about their dates? The state report card has become the metric for measuring schools of late- leaving out all the nuances that make up a school or Read More