school reform

How to fix the School State Takeover problem

Three years ago I could have told you that Dayton Public Schools was going to face State Takeover. The exact time? When the incompetent DPS board pushed David Lawrence out of the running for Superintendent. Now, the state is faced with taking over a district that’s almost twice as large as both Youngstown and Elyria Read More

Public boarding schools? Better teachers? “Waiting for Superman”

In about a week, Dayton will join the rest of the country in being able to see the documentary “Waiting for Superman.” I couldn’t wait, so I left town to see it early. It’s already been mentioned on the site, the DDN has already written an editorial about it and one of the “stars” – Read More