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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

6 local school districts reach national academic competition
 Fifteen teams from local schools have advanced to the global finals of the Destination Imagination team challenge, a competition where students research, design and execute a solution to a problem. All but one of the 15 local teams advancing are from Dayton’s south suburbs — four from Centerville schools, three each from Miamisburg...

Posted: 3 days ago

Fifteen teams from local schools have advanced to the global finals of the Destination Imagination team challenge, a competition where students research, design and execute a solution to a problem. All but one of the 15 local teams advancing are from Dayton’s south suburbs — four from Centerville schools, three each from Miamisburg...
$34M for preschool funding approved in Dayton
 The Preschool Promise Board and Dayton City Commission both approved a contract Wednesday that will create the funding stream to expand preschool access in Dayton during the next eight years. The contract calls for the city to make $4.3 million available to Preschool Promise once upon execution of the deal this spring, then again each of...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Preschool Promise Board and Dayton City Commission both approved a contract Wednesday that will create the funding stream to expand preschool access in Dayton during the next eight years. The contract calls for the city to make $4.3 million available to Preschool Promise once upon execution of the deal this spring, then again each of...
5 things to know about how teachers are paid
 Dozens of local school districts are currently negotiating new contracts with their teachers unions, bringing discussions of teacher pay back to the forefront. Each school district negotiates separately with its teachers to decide on a salary chart based on teachers’ education level and years of experience. That means two similar...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dozens of local school districts are currently negotiating new contracts with their teachers unions, bringing discussions of teacher pay back to the forefront. Each school district negotiates separately with its teachers to decide on a salary chart based on teachers’ education level and years of experience. That means two similar...
Centerville seeks school board applicants after sudden resignation
 One of the longest-serving school board members in the Dayton area stepped down last week, as Brad Evers resigned from Centerville’s Board of Education after more than two decades. A press release from the district said Evers’ resignation was effective immediately and was for personal reasons. Evers, an attorney and partner with...

Posted: 7 days ago

One of the longest-serving school board members in the Dayton area stepped down last week, as Brad Evers resigned from Centerville’s Board of Education after more than two decades. A press release from the district said Evers’ resignation was effective immediately and was for personal reasons. Evers, an attorney and partner with...
Stronger drugs push heroin to the background
 Stronger opioid drugs have become so common in the Dayton area that heroin, for years the scourge of many communities, is now in the background. “Our guys are telling us heroin is being pushed back to Mexico,” said Mike Brem, captain of the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Currency Task Force. “The Dayton market doesn’t...

Posted: 9 days ago

Stronger opioid drugs have become so common in the Dayton area that heroin, for years the scourge of many communities, is now in the background. “Our guys are telling us heroin is being pushed back to Mexico,” said Mike Brem, captain of the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Currency Task Force. “The Dayton market doesn’t...
ADs, principal, coach missed Dunbar eligibility issue
 No principal, coach or athletic director raised the issue of a Dunbar football star’s ineligibility last fall until a full week after his grades disqualified him, according to Dayton Public Schools investigative documents released this week. This newspaper obtained the full statements that a half-dozen key employees made to a district...

Posted: 10 days ago

No principal, coach or athletic director raised the issue of a Dunbar football star’s ineligibility last fall until a full week after his grades disqualified him, according to Dayton Public Schools investigative documents released this week. This newspaper obtained the full statements that a half-dozen key employees made to a district...
Ohio graduation questions answered
 A few years ago Ohio set new graduation requirements for the Class of 2018 and beyond. Now it looks like those will likely be changed for that first class before they truly come into play. Here’s a look at the issues: What started this debate? State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said we’ve been debating how well K-12 schools prepare...

Posted: 12 days ago

A few years ago Ohio set new graduation requirements for the Class of 2018 and beyond. Now it looks like those will likely be changed for that first class before they truly come into play. Here’s a look at the issues: What started this debate? State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said we’ve been debating how well K-12 schools prepare...
Graduation requirements may change for Ohio high school juniors
 The state school board on Tuesday threw its support behind pathways to graduation for Class of 2018 students who don’t pass state tests. The board backed the recommendations of the state workgroup – to allow those current high school juniors to earn a diploma via a mix of senior-year items like 93 percent attendance, a 2...

Posted: 13 days ago

The state school board on Tuesday threw its support behind pathways to graduation for Class of 2018 students who don’t pass state tests. The board backed the recommendations of the state workgroup – to allow those current high school juniors to earn a diploma via a mix of senior-year items like 93 percent attendance, a 2...
Raises for Ohio teachers appear to be returning
 Half of the Miami Valley’s school districts are negotiating new multiyear contracts with their teachers unions this spring, a challenge because two-year state funding levels won’t be known until about June 30, the day many of those existing contracts expire. Twenty of 40 school districts in the greater Dayton area have teacher...

Posted: 14 days ago

Half of the Miami Valley’s school districts are negotiating new multiyear contracts with their teachers unions this spring, a challenge because two-year state funding levels won’t be known until about June 30, the day many of those existing contracts expire. Twenty of 40 school districts in the greater Dayton area have teacher...
Dayton Schools, state don’t agree on who’s to blame in football fiasco
 Dayton Public Schools and the Ohio High School Athletic Association appear to blame different people for the fiasco at the Oct. 28 Dunbar-Belmont football game, in part because their investigations focused on different things — a fact that angers one school board member. The district’s investigative report, written by DPS Safety...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dayton Public Schools and the Ohio High School Athletic Association appear to blame different people for the fiasco at the Oct. 28 Dunbar-Belmont football game, in part because their investigations focused on different things — a fact that angers one school board member. The district’s investigative report, written by DPS Safety...
Local schools win national music awards
 The Kettering, Troy and Lebanon public schools were among a select group that won Best Communities for Music Education awards this year from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Only 36 Ohio school districts were honored — just over 5 percent of all districts in the state — and there were 527 winners nationally...

Posted: 17 days ago

The Kettering, Troy and Lebanon public schools were among a select group that won Best Communities for Music Education awards this year from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Only 36 Ohio school districts were honored — just over 5 percent of all districts in the state — and there were 527 winners nationally...