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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Dayton Public Schools working to increase parent engagement
 Family members told Dayton Public Schools leaders on Thursday that better communication, a more welcoming attitude and addressing old failures would help create the parent engagement district leadership thinks is a key to success. The district has much work to do, as there were more district employees than parents at the town hall meeting...

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Family members told Dayton Public Schools leaders on Thursday that better communication, a more welcoming attitude and addressing old failures would help create the parent engagement district leadership thinks is a key to success. The district has much work to do, as there were more district employees than parents at the town hall meeting...
Area school leaders cite state study as endorsing their reforms
 Local school leaders say a new state study of the correlation between poverty and struggling students adds credibility to their long-held position that more must be done for their low income students. A state task force that studied poverty and education in 2017 made recommendations last week aimed at reducing the educational achievement...

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Local school leaders say a new state study of the correlation between poverty and struggling students adds credibility to their long-held position that more must be done for their low income students. A state task force that studied poverty and education in 2017 made recommendations last week aimed at reducing the educational achievement...
6 local schools honored for serving military families
 Six more local schools earned the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star Award last week for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families. Monticello and Charles Huber elementaries in Huber Heights, Morton Middle School in Vandalia-Butler, Ferguson Hall in Beavercreek, Stevenson Elementary in Mad River and...

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Six more local schools earned the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star Award last week for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families. Monticello and Charles Huber elementaries in Huber Heights, Morton Middle School in Vandalia-Butler, Ferguson Hall in Beavercreek, Stevenson Elementary in Mad River and...
Kettering schools to expand Fairmont HS, two elementary schools
 The Kettering school district plans more major construction projects in the next 18 months — adding a building at Fairmont High School, plus expanding two elementary schools, administrators said at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. The high school expansion will be built on the current field hockey field, near the northwest...

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The Kettering school district plans more major construction projects in the next 18 months — adding a building at Fairmont High School, plus expanding two elementary schools, administrators said at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. The high school expansion will be built on the current field hockey field, near the northwest...
Kettering school board to discuss building plans tonight
 Kettering City Schools is considering changes to multiple school facilities after a Nov. 6 levy passage, with the school board scheduled to hear an update at its meeting tonight. When voters approved the 5.99-mill levy last month, Kettering Superintendent Scott Inskeep said it cleared the way for expansion of career tech programs and the...

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Kettering City Schools is considering changes to multiple school facilities after a Nov. 6 levy passage, with the school board scheduled to hear an update at its meeting tonight. When voters approved the 5.99-mill levy last month, Kettering Superintendent Scott Inskeep said it cleared the way for expansion of career tech programs and the...
What should be done to battle poverty’s impact on learning? Ohio will consider funding these steps
 A study that could impact how Ohio funds programs targeting the achievement gap between rich and poor students says broad services are needed to support low-income students but that maintaining staffing and high expectations also play a role. Local educators say they have programs in place that meet many of the recommendations — including...

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A study that could impact how Ohio funds programs targeting the achievement gap between rich and poor students says broad services are needed to support low-income students but that maintaining staffing and high expectations also play a role. Local educators say they have programs in place that meet many of the recommendations — including...
Trotwood keeps Olverson as superintendent despite teacher complaints
 The Trotwood-Madison school board on Thursday approved a contract extension for interim Superintendent Tyrone Olverson, despite the district’s teachers citing worries about Olverson’s leadership. Teachers union President Angela Bruno said teachers are “concerned” about decisions Olverson has made to remove some support...

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The Trotwood-Madison school board on Thursday approved a contract extension for interim Superintendent Tyrone Olverson, despite the district’s teachers citing worries about Olverson’s leadership. Teachers union President Angela Bruno said teachers are “concerned” about decisions Olverson has made to remove some support...
Graduation changes finally clear full legislature; schools, seniors have six months to react
 Current Ohio high school seniors and juniors will not have to pass state tests to graduate, after both the Senate and House overwhelmingly approved alternative graduation pathways on Thursday. The Senate approved House Bill 491 by a 29-0 vote, and the House passed it 78-1. The bill now goes to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. Legislators...

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Current Ohio high school seniors and juniors will not have to pass state tests to graduate, after both the Senate and House overwhelmingly approved alternative graduation pathways on Thursday. The Senate approved House Bill 491 by a 29-0 vote, and the House passed it 78-1. The bill now goes to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. Legislators...
Thousands of area high schoolers could graduate if these changes are signed into law
 Ohio high school juniors and seniors are a step closer to gaining more avenues to graduate, which is expected to help thousands who are at risk earn their diploma. The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the high school Classes of 2019 and 2020. They would add options other than passing...

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Ohio high school juniors and seniors are a step closer to gaining more avenues to graduate, which is expected to help thousands who are at risk earn their diploma. The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the high school Classes of 2019 and 2020. They would add options other than passing...
Senate committee OKs Ohio graduation changes for seniors, juniors
 The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 that would allow those students to earn a diploma without passing state tests. The bill still needs approval from the full Senate and the Ohio House, as well as the signature of Gov. John Kasich to become law. Legislators...

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The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 that would allow those students to earn a diploma without passing state tests. The bill still needs approval from the full Senate and the Ohio House, as well as the signature of Gov. John Kasich to become law. Legislators...