City of Learners campaign begins

City of Learners in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)
City of Learners in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Mayor Nan Whaley officially kicked off her initiative to change the face of education in Dayton.

She held the first listening session for the City of Learners campaign at the Immaculate Conception School on Smithville Road Wednesday night.

It is one of 12 in the coming weeks to hear what people think should be done to improve the educational system and prepare our children for the jobs of the future.

Revitilizing education was part of Whaley’s platform when she ran for mayor.

If you would like to attend any of the listening sessions, here are the locations of the next seven:

March 31: Preschool issues, 6:00 p.m., Dayton Christian Center, 1352 W. Riverview Ave.

April 1: West neighborhoods, 6:30 p.m., Wesley Center, 3730 Delphos Ave.

April 3: Dayton Public schools issues, 6 p.m., Rivers Edge Montessori School, 108 Linwood St.

April 23: Private schools issues, 6:30 pm, Chaminade-Julienne High School, 505 S. Ludlow St.

April 28: Charter schools issues, 6:30 p.m., Dayton Leadership Academy, 1416 W. Riverview Ave.

May 1: Immigrant community issues, 6 p.m., Ahiska Turkish American Community Center, 1306 E. Fifth St.

May 3: National League of Cities, 8 am to noon, UD River Campus, 1700 South Patterson Blvd.

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