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The DPS saga continues: Principals leaving

The agenda for last nights review session wasn’t quite complete. Many more resignations that were turned in on the 10th weren’t included. While the board was falling all over itself for their “New Digital Dashboard” for reviewing their slow improvement from failure to mediocrity, the question of how we’ll even open school in the fall Read More

DPS strategy: Meeting fatigue

No other school board meets as much and does as little as the Dayton Public Board of Education. Their agendas confuse the members, aren’t mobile friendly, provide almost zero usable information, and lead to massive confusion. They have a “Parliamentarian,” Joe Lacey, who is a member of the board, which is far from ideal: If Read More

When 400 teachers pack the room

You knew the school board was ready, all of them dressed in their Sunday best- Joe Lacey even left his hoodie at home and combed his hair. The teachers were ready too. When I say 400, it’s not an exact count, but it was the most I’d seen. They were wearing red, and they weren’t Read More

Dayton Public Schools fail marketing 101

This is far from the first post on the extended failure of Dayton Public Schools to manage their marketing resource acquisition. DPS to waive 48 hour rule to hire ad agency for 4 years How bad decisions are made by the Dayton Public School board Whaley unopposed, Shanklin resigns, DPS is still a clusterduck If Read More

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