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 school board plans emergency meeting tied to Dunbar case
 Dayton’s school board will hold an emergency meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss new information about the Ohio High School Athletic Association court case involving Dunbar High School. The notice sent out Wednesday afternoon by the district says the meeting will include a closed, executive session to consider a variety of possible...

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Dayton’s school board will hold an emergency meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss new information about the Ohio High School Athletic Association court case involving Dunbar High School. The notice sent out Wednesday afternoon by the district says the meeting will include a closed, executive session to consider a variety of possible...
State school officials dig for details on weeklong visit to Trotwood
 The Ohio Department of Education’s district review team is spending this week in Trotwood-Madison City Schools, checking the effectiveness of the school district’s daily efforts. Three years ago, in February 2015, an ODE team did a similar review, eventually producing a report identifying Trotwood schools’ strengths and...

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The Ohio Department of Education’s district review team is spending this week in Trotwood-Madison City Schools, checking the effectiveness of the school district’s daily efforts. Three years ago, in February 2015, an ODE team did a similar review, eventually producing a report identifying Trotwood schools’ strengths and...
New details: Ousted teacher let student spend night at her home
 Khalilah Forte, the Trotwood-Madison High School teacher whose contract was non-renewed Thursday night by the school board, had been reprimanded in March for allowing a student to spend the night at her home, according to documents in her personnel file obtained by the Dayton Daily News. An April 4 letter from district Treasurer Janice Allen...

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Khalilah Forte, the Trotwood-Madison High School teacher whose contract was non-renewed Thursday night by the school board, had been reprimanded in March for allowing a student to spend the night at her home, according to documents in her personnel file obtained by the Dayton Daily News. An April 4 letter from district Treasurer Janice Allen...
Trotwood picks interim schools chief who has dealt with state takeover
 Trotwood-Madison City Schools will hire an interim superintendent for the rest of the calendar year, choosing a man who has experience with the state takeover system that is looming over Trotwood schools right now. Trotwood’s board of education will hire Tyrone Olverson at their board meeting tonight, according to a district press release...

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Trotwood-Madison City Schools will hire an interim superintendent for the rest of the calendar year, choosing a man who has experience with the state takeover system that is looming over Trotwood schools right now. Trotwood’s board of education will hire Tyrone Olverson at their board meeting tonight, according to a district press release...
Dayton school aide fired over sex abuse claim sues, calls report false
 Former classroom aide Ajilon Harmon has sued Dayton Public Schools, two former DPS employees and the man who accused him of sexual assault, 11 months after the school district fired Harmon about that claim of sexually abusing a student in 1990. Harmon’s lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court names as defendants the school board...

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Former classroom aide Ajilon Harmon has sued Dayton Public Schools, two former DPS employees and the man who accused him of sexual assault, 11 months after the school district fired Harmon about that claim of sexually abusing a student in 1990. Harmon’s lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court names as defendants the school board...
Local students, politicians rally against gun violence
 More than 200 people joined a student-led rally in Kettering on Friday, opposing school violence and supporting stronger gun laws, as young organizers tried to retain the momentum of nationwide rallies earlier this year. The speakers were local high school students who walked out during the school day, as well as political candidates, and...

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More than 200 people joined a student-led rally in Kettering on Friday, opposing school violence and supporting stronger gun laws, as young organizers tried to retain the momentum of nationwide rallies earlier this year. The speakers were local high school students who walked out during the school day, as well as political candidates, and...
Unauthorized field trip could cost Ohio high school teacher her job
 An Ohio high school teacher is facing possible termination for taking 50 students on a college visit in March that was not approved by the school. The future employment of Trotwood High School teacher Khalilah Forte will be considered by the Trotwood City School Board in a special meeting Thursday. According to documents from last...

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An Ohio high school teacher is facing possible termination for taking 50 students on a college visit in March that was not approved by the school. The future employment of Trotwood High School teacher Khalilah Forte will be considered by the Trotwood City School Board in a special meeting Thursday. According to documents from last...
Dayton principal, AD reprimanded for ‘major violation’ in Dunbar fight
 Two key Dayton Public Schools administrators disciplined for Dunbar’s boys basketball eligibility mistakes were reprimanded and put back on the job in less than two weeks after committing a “major violation” that can lead to firing. DPS Athletic Director Mark Baker and Dunbar High School Principal Crystal Phillips were both...

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Two key Dayton Public Schools administrators disciplined for Dunbar’s boys basketball eligibility mistakes were reprimanded and put back on the job in less than two weeks after committing a “major violation” that can lead to firing. DPS Athletic Director Mark Baker and Dunbar High School Principal Crystal Phillips were both...
Tech glitch kills statewide tests for a day, alters school schedules
 The online system that the vast majority of Ohio schools use for annual state testing had a technical malfunction Wednesday, leaving students unable to even start their scheduled tests. Ohio Department of Education spokeswoman Brittany Halpin said the American Institutes for Research (Ohio’s testing vendor) identified a problem with...

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The online system that the vast majority of Ohio schools use for annual state testing had a technical malfunction Wednesday, leaving students unable to even start their scheduled tests. Ohio Department of Education spokeswoman Brittany Halpin said the American Institutes for Research (Ohio’s testing vendor) identified a problem with...
New details: DPS bus drivers’ pact has 7-14% raises, policy changes
 The new contract for Dayton Public Schools bus drivers includes pay raises ranging from 7 percent to almost 14 percent, retroactive to the start of this school year, and makes changes to policies on insurance, attendance, discipline and more, according to a copy of the final tentative agreement. The drivers came within two days of a planned...

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The new contract for Dayton Public Schools bus drivers includes pay raises ranging from 7 percent to almost 14 percent, retroactive to the start of this school year, and makes changes to policies on insurance, attendance, discipline and more, according to a copy of the final tentative agreement. The drivers came within two days of a planned...