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

New principal backs out 5 minutes before hiring; DPS to boost security
 Dayton Public Schools intended to wrap up its major reshuffling of school principals Tuesday night, but the new principal of Belmont High School backed out of the job minutes before the school board was about to approve his hiring. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Toron Wooldridge, who has served as a principal in the Houston, Texas, school...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Dayton Public Schools intended to wrap up its major reshuffling of school principals Tuesday night, but the new principal of Belmont High School backed out of the job minutes before the school board was about to approve his hiring. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Toron Wooldridge, who has served as a principal in the Houston, Texas, school...
Charter school sponsor loses one school, opens up another in Dayton
 The STEAM Academy charter school closed this summer in northwest Dayton, but the same sponsor and operating company is behind a new charter school, Montgomery Preparatory Academy, which is opening this fall in Southeast Dayton. STEAM Academy of Dayton operated at the Our Lady of Mercy school just west of North Main and Siebenthaler the past...

Posted: a day ago

The STEAM Academy charter school closed this summer in northwest Dayton, but the same sponsor and operating company is behind a new charter school, Montgomery Preparatory Academy, which is opening this fall in Southeast Dayton. STEAM Academy of Dayton operated at the Our Lady of Mercy school just west of North Main and Siebenthaler the past...
The Path Forward: The region must rally to fix the Dayton Public Schools
 THE PATH FORWARD  Like all of you, we care deeply about our community, and want it to be the best it can be. There is much to celebrate in the Dayton region, but we also face serious challenges. If we don’t find solutions to them, our community will never be its best.  We have formed a new team to dig into the most pressing...

Posted: 3 days ago

THE PATH FORWARD  Like all of you, we care deeply about our community, and want it to be the best it can be. There is much to celebrate in the Dayton region, but we also face serious challenges. If we don’t find solutions to them, our community will never be its best.  We have formed a new team to dig into the most pressing...
DPS changes school start times again, adds more classroom time
 Dayton Public Schools will adjust school start times for the second year in a row this fall, adding 15 minutes of classroom time as the district attempts to improve academic performance. All 27 DPS schools will see at least some change in their schedule — some starting 15 minutes earlier or ending 15 minutes later. Only two schools...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton Public Schools will adjust school start times for the second year in a row this fall, adding 15 minutes of classroom time as the district attempts to improve academic performance. All 27 DPS schools will see at least some change in their schedule — some starting 15 minutes earlier or ending 15 minutes later. Only two schools...
Secret Service safety guidelines: What are local districts already doing?
 The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla. Local and state officials who reviewed the plan say much of the detailed advice the agency gave is already part...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla. Local and state officials who reviewed the plan say much of the detailed advice the agency gave is already part...
Butler County schools respond to Secret Service security report
 Some Butler County school officials say they are already taking the actions recommended by the Secret Service in a just-released report on national school security. The Secret Service Thursday published a school safety guide, encouraging schools to develop “threat assessment teams” and “targeted violence prevention plans&rdquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

Some Butler County school officials say they are already taking the actions recommended by the Secret Service in a just-released report on national school security. The Secret Service Thursday published a school safety guide, encouraging schools to develop “threat assessment teams” and “targeted violence prevention plans&rdquo...
Secret Service calls on schools to build threat teams, safety plans
 The Secret Service today published a school safety guide, encouraging schools to develop “threat assessment teams” and “targeted violence prevention plans” in the wake of continued school shootings in recent years. The guide first calls for creation of threat assessment teams that should include “personnel from...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Secret Service today published a school safety guide, encouraging schools to develop “threat assessment teams” and “targeted violence prevention plans” in the wake of continued school shootings in recent years. The guide first calls for creation of threat assessment teams that should include “personnel from...
Judge dismisses open meetings lawsuit against city, schools
 A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Dayton’s school board and city commission over potential Open Meetings Act violations related to the groups’ school closing task force. Local activist David Esrati, acting without an attorney, had sued the parties, claiming that a Feb. 6 task force tour of schools being considered...

Posted: 6 days ago

A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Dayton’s school board and city commission over potential Open Meetings Act violations related to the groups’ school closing task force. Local activist David Esrati, acting without an attorney, had sued the parties, claiming that a Feb. 6 task force tour of schools being considered...
Group wants Ohio to dump A-F letter grades on school report cards
 The push to change Ohio’s state report card system for schools continued to get louder this week, as a work group of state school board members and education advocates released their recommended changes. After months of meetings, the group on Tuesday recommended eliminating all A-F letter grades and replacing them with language like...

Posted: 6 days ago

The push to change Ohio’s state report card system for schools continued to get louder this week, as a work group of state school board members and education advocates released their recommended changes. After months of meetings, the group on Tuesday recommended eliminating all A-F letter grades and replacing them with language like...
State school report cards: Group wants Ohio to dump A-F letter grades
 The push to change Ohio’s state report card system for schools continued to get louder this week, as a work group of state school board members and education advocates released their recommended changes. After months of meetings, the group on Tuesday recommended eliminating all A-F letter grades and replacing them with language like...

Posted: 6 days ago

The push to change Ohio’s state report card system for schools continued to get louder this week, as a work group of state school board members and education advocates released their recommended changes. After months of meetings, the group on Tuesday recommended eliminating all A-F letter grades and replacing them with language like...
Ohio schools have their preliminary state test scores, and they’re mostly positive
 Ohio students improved proficiency rates on 18 of 21 major state tests this spring, according to preliminary results released this week by the Ohio Department of Education. The largest increases were on high school course exams in biology (up 9.6 percentage points) and American government (up 8.8). The only decreases in proficiency rates...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ohio students improved proficiency rates on 18 of 21 major state tests this spring, according to preliminary results released this week by the Ohio Department of Education. The largest increases were on high school course exams in biology (up 9.6 percentage points) and American government (up 8.8). The only decreases in proficiency rates...