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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State group proposes long-term changes to graduation standards
 Ohio‘s long-term graduation work group wants students to have a much broader set of pathways to a diploma, but questions remain about when a new system should take effect and what should happen until then. The 24-member group of educators, politicians and a parent organized by state superintendent Paolo DeMaria held its last meeting...

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Ohio‘s long-term graduation work group wants students to have a much broader set of pathways to a diploma, but questions remain about when a new system should take effect and what should happen until then. The 24-member group of educators, politicians and a parent organized by state superintendent Paolo DeMaria held its last meeting...
State schools chief, education group argue on Twitter over state tests and graduation rules
 As debates over Ohio’s current and future graduation standards continue, state school superintendent Paolo DeMaria had a pointed Twitter exchange this weekend with the Fordham Institute’s Ohio branch. Fordham, an education policy institute, has been one of the most consistent voices calling for Ohio to set higher standards for...

Posted: 18 hours ago

As debates over Ohio’s current and future graduation standards continue, state school superintendent Paolo DeMaria had a pointed Twitter exchange this weekend with the Fordham Institute’s Ohio branch. Fordham, an education policy institute, has been one of the most consistent voices calling for Ohio to set higher standards for...
State leaders offer Dayton schools 15 areas for improvement
 Ohio Department of Education officials gave Dayton Public Schools 15 recommendations designed to help prevent state takeover of the district, including better accountability for administrators and principals. Dayton faces state oversight in a year if it receives another “F” on the state report card. On Tuesday night, a team of...

Posted: a day ago

Ohio Department of Education officials gave Dayton Public Schools 15 recommendations designed to help prevent state takeover of the district, including better accountability for administrators and principals. Dayton faces state oversight in a year if it receives another “F” on the state report card. On Tuesday night, a team of...
Should teachers be able to ‘crowdfund’? DPS bans method for its schools
 Dayton’s school board on Tuesday approved a new policy prohibiting school employees from launching crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of Dayton Public Schools or any individual DPS school. Crowdfunding is generally the process of raising money for an effort by soliciting contributions from a large number of people, especially online....

Posted: a day ago

Dayton’s school board on Tuesday approved a new policy prohibiting school employees from launching crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of Dayton Public Schools or any individual DPS school. Crowdfunding is generally the process of raising money for an effort by soliciting contributions from a large number of people, especially online....
How did Dayton-area charter schools do on the 2017-18 state report card?
 The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Below are grades for local charter and STEM schools. NOTE: Only four of these schools serve high school students, and therefore earn grades for graduation rates and "prepared for success." In graduation, the Dayton Regional STEM School...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Below are grades for local charter and STEM schools. NOTE: Only four of these schools serve high school students, and therefore earn grades for graduation rates and "prepared for success." In graduation, the Dayton Regional STEM School...
Local charter school grades low, but most test scores rise
 Dayton-area charter schools posted mainly low grades on the state report card last week, but for the second year in a row, a narrow majority of them increased their test scores from the previous year. Nine of the 22 Montgomery County charter schools got overall grades of F’s, six had D’s, five received C’s and two earned...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dayton-area charter schools posted mainly low grades on the state report card last week, but for the second year in a row, a narrow majority of them increased their test scores from the previous year. Nine of the 22 Montgomery County charter schools got overall grades of F’s, six had D’s, five received C’s and two earned...
Butler, Warren students crack top 1 percent on national test
 More than 50 high school seniors from Butler and Warren counties were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state...

Posted: 5 days ago

More than 50 high school seniors from Butler and Warren counties were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state...
School report card highs and lows: Who had A’s and F’s?
 Trotwood-Madison school officials celebrated and focused on the future Thursday after the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to earn a “D” and avoid immediate state takeover. But a few miles south, Dayton Public Schools was dealing with an overall grade of “F” – the only...

Posted: 5 days ago

Trotwood-Madison school officials celebrated and focused on the future Thursday after the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to earn a “D” and avoid immediate state takeover. But a few miles south, Dayton Public Schools was dealing with an overall grade of “F” – the only...
Students from 16 local schools crack top 1 percent on national test
 More than 60 local high school seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state. Those students will be...

Posted: 5 days ago

More than 60 local high school seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state. Those students will be...
Dayton schools get “F” on report card; test scores rank last in Ohio
 Dayton Public Schools received an overall grade of “F” on the state report card released Thursday, meaning the district will be subject to state takeover next fall if it doesn’t improve during the current school year. DPS officials said some of the district’s test data was incorrectly reported by its software vendor...

Posted: 6 days ago

Dayton Public Schools received an overall grade of “F” on the state report card released Thursday, meaning the district will be subject to state takeover next fall if it doesn’t improve during the current school year. DPS officials said some of the district’s test data was incorrectly reported by its software vendor...
Report card: Oakwood again ranks No. 1 in Ohio in preparing students for success
 For the second year in a row, Oakwood City Schools ranked No. 1 of Ohio’s 608 school districts in the “prepared for success” measure on the state report card. It was one of multiple individual categories in which Dayton-area schools ranked near the top or bottom of the state report card, which was released Thursday. Waynesville...

Posted: 6 days ago

For the second year in a row, Oakwood City Schools ranked No. 1 of Ohio’s 608 school districts in the “prepared for success” measure on the state report card. It was one of multiple individual categories in which Dayton-area schools ranked near the top or bottom of the state report card, which was released Thursday. Waynesville...