DECA

Dayton Public Schools has changed

As he’s getting ready to slip out of town, Dr. Kurt Stanic is owed some accolades. If you’ve met him- you’d probably realize he’s the epitome of public servant: he does his job with passion, and doesn’t like to take the credit. While he’ll probably be remembered by most for wanting to tear down Julienne, Read More

DECA: part 2

The Dayton Early College Academy or DECA is an innovative high school that is taking at risk students and pushing them to complete a 2-year associates degree by the time they graduate high school. I’ve had students from the school intern at my business and have been a guest at the school several times. It’s Read More

Hanging out with former governor Taft at DECA

I spent a few hours listening to student presentations today at DECA. That’s the former conversion high school that was jointly run with UD- but is now a UD run charter school. Some of the students showed exceptional poise, all of them had done their homework, and it was good to see them digging into Read More

Dayton Public Schools- Now what?

Reality: the big levy got whupped, programs were cut, more students will leave because of program cuts, funding drops as students leave, and now- because the skip to “Continuous improvement” was because of an incentive portion of the scoring system, not an actual huge gain, you’re one year away from State intervention- with no real Read More