COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: What issues are facing students, teachers this school year?

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Over the past several months, we’ve reported on frustrations from school staff not receiving enough support, ways local educational institutions are dealing with mental health concerns stemming from the pandemic, transportation issues and more.

At noon on Wednesday, Aug. 23, the Dayton Daily News will host a Community Conversation about issues facing students, teachers and parents as the new school year begins. Join us for a discussion of these issues with a panel of experts from around the region:

  • Amanda Deeter, Whole Child Expert in Social Emotional Learning division of the Montgomery County Education Service Center
  • Michelle Patrick, Superintendent of the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center
  • Phillitia Charlton, Trauma Informed Care Life Coach

You can watch the Community Conversation live on the Dayton Daily News Facebook page.

What questions and concerns do you have going into the new school year? Send them to or ask them during the livestream.

Community Conversations is a Dayton Daily News series of moderated panel discussions on topics important to the region. Watch the July Community Conversation about Issue 1, the June Community Conversation about AI, the May Community Conversation about childcare crisis, the April Community Conversation about the digital divide, the March Community Conversation about challenges and opportunities for women in the Miami Valley, the February Community Conversation about Black History Month, and the January Community Conversation about the 2023 regional economic outlook.