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Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 5:46 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 5:46 PM
|THIRD-GRADE READING GUARANTEE RESULTS|
|These results show what percentage of third-grade students passed the state reading test last year, qualifying them to advance to fourth grade this year. Statewide, 95.8 percent of students met the promotion threshold on the test.|
|District Name||County||# Third graders enrolled at end of school year and accountable to district||% Exempt from being retained in third grade||# Students subject to retention or promotion based on test||% Met promotion threshold on reading test||% Did not meet promotion threshold|
|New Lebanon Local||Montgomery||84||1.2%||83||100.0%||0.0%|
|Jefferson Township Local||Montgomery||19||5.3%||18||100.0%||0.0%|
|Valley View Local||Montgomery||124||5.6%||117||99.1%||0.9%|
|Huber Heights City||Montgomery||418||10.5%||374||94.4%||5.6%|
|Mad River Local||Montgomery||223||4.0%||214||93.0%||7.0%|
|West Carrollton City||Montgomery||289||4.2%||277||92.4%||7.6%|
|Yellow Springs Exempted Village||Greene||46||4.3%||44||100.0%||0.0%|
|Cedar Cliff Local||Greene||36||2.8%||35||100.0%||0.0%|
|Xenia Community City||Greene||310||8.1%||285||98.2%||1.8%|
|Tipp City Exempted Village||Miami||187||4.8%||178||100.0%||0.0%|
|Milton-Union Exempted Village||Miami||113||0.9%||112||100.0%||0.0%|
|Miami East Local||Miami||99||4.0%||95||100.0%||0.0%|
|Bradford Exempted Village||Miami||35||2.9%||34||100.0%||0.0%|
|Covington Exempted Village||Miami||66||3.0%||64||98.4%||1.6%|
|Springboro Community City||Warren||428||2.3%||418||99.8%||0.2%|
|Little Miami Local||Warren||317||0.6%||315||99.7%||0.3%|
|New Miami Local||Butler||52||3.8%||50||90.0%||10.0%|
|Preble Shawnee Local||Preble||100||7.0%||93||100.0%||0.0%|
|National Trail Local||Preble||81||3.7%||78||100.0%||0.0%|
|Twin Valley Community Local||Preble||56||5.4%||53||100.0%||0.0%|
|Tri-County North Local||Preble||71||0.0%||71||98.6%||1.4%|
|Eaton Community City||Preble||160||3.1%||155||98.1%||1.9%|
|Versailles Exempted Village||Darke||94||2.1%||92||100.0%||0.0%|
|Mississinawa Valley Local||Darke||46||17.4%||38||100.0%||0.0%|
|Franklin Monroe Local||Darke||38||2.6%||37||100.0%||0.0%|
|West Liberty-Salem Local||Champaign||75||5.3%||71||100.0%||0.0%|
|Mechanicsburg Exempted Village||Champaign||59||3.4%||57||100.0%||0.0%|
|Source: Ohio Department of Education|
More than 95 percent of affected third-graders met Ohio’s new reading test standards last year, qualifying them to be promoted to fourth grade this year, according to full school district data released Wednesday afternoon by the Ohio Department of Education.
ODE officials said the 95.8 percent passage rate is a significant increase from the previous year’s 88.2 percent level. In the Greater Dayton area, 45 of 52 public school districts exceeded the 95.8 percent state passage rate. The results are tied to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee program.
“We still have work to do, but we can see that the guarantee has been effective,” said Richard Ross, state school superintendent. “I’m proud that our teachers, parents, students and communities worked harder than ever to bring struggling readers up to speed. While these are great results, we need to continue to focus on the approximately 5,000 boys and girls who didn’t meet the threshold last year.”
Locally, 21 mostly smaller school districts saw every nonexempt student meet the state reading standard. The largest districts in that group were Troy, Vandalia-Butler, Tipp City and Oakwood. Another 22 districts, including many larger suburbs — Springboro, Miamisburg, Northmont, Kettering, Beavercreek, Centerville and Xenia – had more than 98 percent of affected students meet the reading test standard.
The Third Grade Reading Guarantee, which took effect last year, requires Ohio schools to provide intervention for struggling readers starting in kindergarten. Students who are still behind by the end of their third-grade year, as measured on state tests, must remain in third grade, at least in reading class, to improve those skills.
Just over five percent of students statewide were exempt from being retained – certain special education students, English as a Second Language students, and those who had been held back a grade previously.
Three local districts had less than 90 percent of nonexempt students pass the reading test, putting them in the bottom 4 percent of school districts statewide – Dayton (83.6 percent passage), Northridge (85.7) and Trotwood-Madison (86.2).
Among Montgomery County charter schools, DECA Prep and Horizon Science Academy-Dayton were the highest performers, with more than 96 percent of their nonexempt students meeting the state reading standard. Pathway School of Discovery and Miami Valley Academies each saw more than 92 percent of their students pass.
Five charter schools scored below all local public school districts, according to the state-released data – Emerson Academy (79.2 percent passage), STEAM Academy (70.0), Klepinger Community School (67.3), CityDay Community School (50.0) and Dayton Leadership Academies (47.6).
Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 6:03 AM
— A group that wants to redevelop a high-rise office building in a prominent part of downtown Dayton has until the end of today to provide evidence to the state that it is making progress on the project.
The new owner of the Centre City building, 40 S. Main St., was awarded $5 million in state historic preservation tax credits in December 2016.
The ownership group Centre City Partners at the time said it would spend about $46 million to transform the 21-story building into market-rate apartments, ground-floor commercial space and other amenities.
But groups that have been awarded state historic tax credits are required to provide to the state “sufficient evidence of reviewable progress” about their projects 18 months after their applications are approved.
The Ohio Development Services Agency earlier this month sent a message to the developers saying they have until July 20 to provide proof of ownership or leaseholder interest and evidence that they’ve secured financing for the project.
Failure to provide that information could result in the state rescinding the tax credits. The Fire Blocks in downtown Dayton also faced a similar deadline after failing to get to work on its rehab project.
Centre City Partners was incorporated by Virginia-based First Developers LLC. The developers are members of American Investor Immigration Funds LLC, based in Virginia.
American Investor Immigration Funds specializes in utilizing a federal investment program that puts foreign investors on the fast track to getting a green card if they fund U.S. business ventures that create jobs.
In 2017, the vice president of the group told this news outlet that they had secured about $6.5 million in funding through the federal program for the building’s rehab.
Dayton development officials and leaders have said that the Centre City building is in an important part of the city, because it is just across the street from the Levitt Pavilion Dayton.
The new state-of-the-art music venue is under construction and begins hosting concerts next month.
Located in the heart of downtown, the Centre City building’s redevelopment also was supposed to build momentum, given that it is also right across Main Street from the Dayton Arcade.
City officials and development officials envision turning South Main Street into a thriving area with retail, pubs, eateries, sidewalk cafes and attractive streetscapes, reminiscent of Chicago’s ‘Magnificent Mile’ — North Michigan Avenue.
Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 6:44 AM
Dayton Christian School is expected to start construction on its first gymnasium soon — perhaps as soon as today.
The 55-year-old school has announced a contractor for the $4.1 million addition to its 43.5-acre campus at the intersection of Spring Valley and Washington Church roads in Miami Twp.
WENCO Construction Co. was picked to build the gym, to be called the Warrior Center, school officials said. The 12,000-square-foot building is expected to take about 10 months to complete, according to the school.
The school raised $3.3 million for the project, and officials hope to raise an additional $800,000 to fund amenities.
“We don’t need these features to enjoy the gym for physical education or sports, but their addition would certainly make the project a well-rounded space,” said John Gredy, head of school for Dayton Christian.
Last year, the school announced plans to raise $4.6 million to build a 31,000-square-foot gym seating 600 at a site closer to the northern end of the property, but fundraising fell short of the goal, so the plans changed.
A change approved by Miami Twp. this month will allow the new gym to be built toward the site’s southern end, just north of the baseball field.
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:16 AM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:14 AM
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Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:15 AM
WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A six-month separation because of deployment has come to an end with a slobbery surprise.
Zach Vohaska was deployed to Afghanistan, WFLD reported. During his tour of duty, he had to leave Buddy behind.
When he got home, he decided he needed to surprise his four-footed friend, so he hid under a pile of blankets on the family couch, Fox News reported.
Buddy realized that he knew that smell and started nosing more and more under the blankets.
When he realized it was Vohaska, the tail didn’t stop wagging and Buddy jumped up to hug and lick his owner.
The heartwarming moment was caught on video.