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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. 

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Eclipse captures Dayton’s attention, previews what’s coming in 2024
 Millions of Americans gathered at schools, at work and in backyards Monday, craning their necks to the sky to admire a rare solar eclipse, even though the effect at 2:28 p.m. in Ohio wasn’t quite night and day. But as local schoolchildren received a real-life science lesson and area hospitals prepared for eyesight complaints, astronomy...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Millions of Americans gathered at schools, at work and in backyards Monday, craning their necks to the sky to admire a rare solar eclipse, even though the effect at 2:28 p.m. in Ohio wasn’t quite night and day. But as local schoolchildren received a real-life science lesson and area hospitals prepared for eyesight complaints, astronomy...
Waynesville students go outside to watch, learn about eclipse
 Hundreds of Waynesville students across all grade levels gathered in the district’s football stadium to watch today’s eclipse, as the Waynesville public library’s programming director narrated the event. Waynesville junior Macy Burchfield said a lot of teachers talked about the eclipse in class Monday, especially the science...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Hundreds of Waynesville students across all grade levels gathered in the district’s football stadium to watch today’s eclipse, as the Waynesville public library’s programming director narrated the event. Waynesville junior Macy Burchfield said a lot of teachers talked about the eclipse in class Monday, especially the science...
Open or closed? What local schools are doing about today’s eclipse.
 Dozens of people are gathering next to Waynesville schools’ stadium to watch the partial solar eclipse. The school district handed out solar viewers to everyone for safety, and some are setting up their own devices, using binoculars to project an image of the eclipse onto a screen on the ground.  Mark Reinemann of Waynesville&rsquo...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Dozens of people are gathering next to Waynesville schools’ stadium to watch the partial solar eclipse. The school district handed out solar viewers to everyone for safety, and some are setting up their own devices, using binoculars to project an image of the eclipse onto a screen on the ground.  Mark Reinemann of Waynesville&rsquo...
Area wins $3.4M for after-school programs for needy kids
 Hundreds of young Dayton and Trotwood students will have access to high-quality after-school programming the next five years, after multiple agencies landed $3.4 million in competitive federal grants. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants announced this month pay for academic and other supports for low-income children who attend...

Posted: a day ago

Hundreds of young Dayton and Trotwood students will have access to high-quality after-school programming the next five years, after multiple agencies landed $3.4 million in competitive federal grants. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants announced this month pay for academic and other supports for low-income children who attend...
Ohio school vouchers expand; Kettering lawmaker opposes program
 Ohio’s school voucher “expansion” program for low-income families will grow by millions of dollars each of the next two years, but a key Republican education leader says the program may be a bad idea. The point of Ohio’s primary EdChoice voucher program has been to give “students from under-performing public...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio’s school voucher “expansion” program for low-income families will grow by millions of dollars each of the next two years, but a key Republican education leader says the program may be a bad idea. The point of Ohio’s primary EdChoice voucher program has been to give “students from under-performing public...
Eclipse safety concerns prompt local school to close Monday
 Dayton Christian officials announced Wednesday that they will close the school Monday because of safety concerns surrounding the solar eclipse. School officials said they had purchased protective eyewear for all students but later learned the viewers were among many that have been recalled as unsafe. RELATED: Waynesville plans school-wide...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dayton Christian officials announced Wednesday that they will close the school Monday because of safety concerns surrounding the solar eclipse. School officials said they had purchased protective eyewear for all students but later learned the viewers were among many that have been recalled as unsafe. RELATED: Waynesville plans school-wide...
Legal review delays Dayton school board candidate
 At least eight candidates will run for four available seats on Dayton Public Schools’ board of education in November, but the fate of a ninth candidate remains up in the air. Jan Kelly, director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, said Wednesday that the board will not rule on the candidacy of Claudia Hunter until the Aug....

Posted: 5 days ago

At least eight candidates will run for four available seats on Dayton Public Schools’ board of education in November, but the fate of a ninth candidate remains up in the air. Jan Kelly, director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, said Wednesday that the board will not rule on the candidacy of Claudia Hunter until the Aug....
Dayton school board accepts teachers’ contract
 Dayton’s school board voted 6-0 Tuesday night to adopt the tentative contract with the teachers union, allowing the school year to move forward after months of labor strife. The teachers had ratified the two-year contract Thursday and opened the school year Tuesday as normal, with the expectation that the board would say yes hours later...

Posted: 6 days ago

Dayton’s school board voted 6-0 Tuesday night to adopt the tentative contract with the teachers union, allowing the school year to move forward after months of labor strife. The teachers had ratified the two-year contract Thursday and opened the school year Tuesday as normal, with the expectation that the board would say yes hours later...
Eclipse: Waynesville schools plan community-wide event
 Wayne Local Schools is making next week’s Great American Solar Eclipse a Waynesville-wide event in partnership with the Mary L. Cook Public Library, bringing all students to the district’s stadium, and inviting the public to join. Monday’s eclipse marks the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible across...

Posted: 6 days ago

Wayne Local Schools is making next week’s Great American Solar Eclipse a Waynesville-wide event in partnership with the Mary L. Cook Public Library, bringing all students to the district’s stadium, and inviting the public to join. Monday’s eclipse marks the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible across...
3 things to watch today as Dayton schools reopen
 Here are three things to watch for as Dayton Public Schools holds its first day of classes for 13,000 students and 28 schools today. Transportation School district officials have been trying to improve their busing operation for the past few years, as families complained of late buses, completely missing buses and long ride times. One of...

Posted: 6 days ago

Here are three things to watch for as Dayton Public Schools holds its first day of classes for 13,000 students and 28 schools today. Transportation School district officials have been trying to improve their busing operation for the past few years, as families complained of late buses, completely missing buses and long ride times. One of...
Drivers beware: Biggest week for back-to-school is here
 The busiest week of back-to-school season starts today, as Huber Heights, Mad River and Trotwood-Madison schools are among those holding their first day of classes. Two local school districts started last week (Miamisburg and Jefferson Twp.), but 22 of the 40 traditional public school districts in the Dayton area get under way this week....

Posted: 7 days ago

The busiest week of back-to-school season starts today, as Huber Heights, Mad River and Trotwood-Madison schools are among those holding their first day of classes. Two local school districts started last week (Miamisburg and Jefferson Twp.), but 22 of the 40 traditional public school districts in the Dayton area get under way this week....