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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

Dayton neighborhood schools: Finally!

Twenty years after I ran for Mayor saying we needed a return to neighborhood schools, the school board has caught on. However, if anyone thinks this process is now going to go over easy- they are sadly mistaken. After working so hard to “theme” and “brand” schools- and promote “choice” trying to go back is Read More

What makes us live in Dayton?

This is the magic post number 1000. It’s been a lot of words, a lot of thought, and a lot of time. Thanks to all who continue to read- and the smaller subset who participate. Why do we live where we do? If you are a City of Dayton employee, you lived in the city Read More