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Jeremy P. Kelley

Jeremy Kelley covers K-12 education issues. Jeremy has lived in the Dayton area for more than 20 years. He attended the University of Dayton and currently lives in Kettering with his wife and two children. 

Latest from Jeremy P. Kelley

Ohio Senate OK’s softer graduation rules for Class of 2018
 The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved alternate pathways to graduation for Class of 2018 students who don’t pass state tests, as part of the state budget bill. That sets up a conference committee debate in the coming week with members of the Ohio House, who did not include any such provision in their version of the budget. Under the...

Posted: 13 hours ago

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved alternate pathways to graduation for Class of 2018 students who don’t pass state tests, as part of the state budget bill. That sets up a conference committee debate in the coming week with members of the Ohio House, who did not include any such provision in their version of the budget. Under the...
3 teens arrested in Dayton school break-in; Taser used
 Dayton police found four juveniles in the act of breaking into a school early Saturday morning and apprehended three of them as they fled on foot, using a Taser to catch one teen girl, according to police records. The incident — at World of Wonder School at Residence Park — came after police identified a pattern of five break-ins...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dayton police found four juveniles in the act of breaking into a school early Saturday morning and apprehended three of them as they fled on foot, using a Taser to catch one teen girl, according to police records. The incident — at World of Wonder School at Residence Park — came after police identified a pattern of five break-ins...
Dayton, county win national education award
 The Dayton/Montgomery County area was among only 15 communities nationwide to receive the All-America City Award last weekend for their efforts to help young children from low-income families achieve early school success. The awards were presented in Denver by the National Civic League and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a national...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Dayton/Montgomery County area was among only 15 communities nationwide to receive the All-America City Award last weekend for their efforts to help young children from low-income families achieve early school success. The awards were presented in Denver by the National Civic League and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a national...
Dayton school board member to run for state legislature
 Current Dayton school board member Adil Baguirov said that he intends to run in 2018 for the 40th Ohio House District seat, where incumbent Republican Mike Henne must step down after 2018 because of term limits. But Baguirov, a Republican, may need to move to qualify for that seat, which represents the northern strip of Montgomery County...

Posted: 6 days ago

Current Dayton school board member Adil Baguirov said that he intends to run in 2018 for the 40th Ohio House District seat, where incumbent Republican Mike Henne must step down after 2018 because of term limits. But Baguirov, a Republican, may need to move to qualify for that seat, which represents the northern strip of Montgomery County...
Schools have fewer students, spend more money
 Most school districts in the Dayton area have seen their enrollments decline even as spending at each one of them is up, a pattern that is triggering debate over how much control individual districts have over what they spend. “We think it’s absurd that district spending continues to go up when enrollment goes down,” said...

Posted: 6 days ago

Most school districts in the Dayton area have seen their enrollments decline even as spending at each one of them is up, a pattern that is triggering debate over how much control individual districts have over what they spend. “We think it’s absurd that district spending continues to go up when enrollment goes down,” said...
Dayton school board to see major turnover after tough year
 Dayton’s school board will have at least three new faces next year, as Hazel Rountree, Adil Baguirov and Ron Lee all said this week that they will not run for re-election in November. The other Dayton Public Schools board member whose term is up — 12-year veteran Joe Lacey — is the only incumbent who has taken out petitions...

Posted: 7 days ago

Dayton’s school board will have at least three new faces next year, as Hazel Rountree, Adil Baguirov and Ron Lee all said this week that they will not run for re-election in November. The other Dayton Public Schools board member whose term is up — 12-year veteran Joe Lacey — is the only incumbent who has taken out petitions...
Fewer state tests: Butler County school leaders say it’s good start
 The new leader of Southwest Ohio’s largest suburban school system said the state education leader’s push for fewer tests is a good but unfinished move. Matt Miller, recently hired superintendent of Butler County’s Lakota Local Schools, said Ohio School Superintendent Paolo DeMaria’s recommendation Monday to the state...

Posted: 9 days ago

The new leader of Southwest Ohio’s largest suburban school system said the state education leader’s push for fewer tests is a good but unfinished move. Matt Miller, recently hired superintendent of Butler County’s Lakota Local Schools, said Ohio School Superintendent Paolo DeMaria’s recommendation Monday to the state...
State superintendent: Change school tests again
 Ohio schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria recommended a reduction in student testing at both the state and school level Monday, but did not go as far as his advisory committee had suggested. His specific proposals to change state testing, rolled out in a presentation to the state board of education, are not immediate, as they would require...

Posted: 9 days ago

Ohio schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria recommended a reduction in student testing at both the state and school level Monday, but did not go as far as his advisory committee had suggested. His specific proposals to change state testing, rolled out in a presentation to the state board of education, are not immediate, as they would require...
Mayor, teachers tout progress of Preschool Promise
 Dayton’s Preschool Promise group on Thursday celebrated a year of serving more than 800 students in Kettering and northwest Dayton, while preparing to pivot to 2017-18, when they will serve the entire city of Dayton. Preschool teachers explained curriculum and discipline advancements, school directors talked about additional resources...

Posted: 13 days ago

Dayton’s Preschool Promise group on Thursday celebrated a year of serving more than 800 students in Kettering and northwest Dayton, while preparing to pivot to 2017-18, when they will serve the entire city of Dayton. Preschool teachers explained curriculum and discipline advancements, school directors talked about additional resources...
Dayton school teachers contract dispute: What’s really going on?
 With their current contract set to expire on June 30, Dayton Public Schools and the district’s teachers union, the Dayton Education Association, have been in mediated talks to negotiate a new contract. On Tuesday, however, those talks were put on hold as the federal mediator who has been counseling the discussion suspended negotiations...

Posted: 14 days ago

With their current contract set to expire on June 30, Dayton Public Schools and the district’s teachers union, the Dayton Education Association, have been in mediated talks to negotiate a new contract. On Tuesday, however, those talks were put on hold as the federal mediator who has been counseling the discussion suspended negotiations...
Dayton teachers: Pressure may be needed to strike new deal
 Restarting contract negotiations between Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union before August may not be as simple as just asking for it to happen, according to Dayton Education Association President David Romick. “That was sort of the mediator’s point in calling it off until August,” Romick said. “He feels that...

Posted: 14 days ago

Restarting contract negotiations between Dayton Public Schools and its teachers union before August may not be as simple as just asking for it to happen, according to Dayton Education Association President David Romick. “That was sort of the mediator’s point in calling it off until August,” Romick said. “He feels that...