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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DPS picks new Dunbar football coach despite loud support for Powell
 Dayton’s school board on Tuesday hired Corey Freed as the new coach of Dunbar’s football team, despite a large outpouring of support for Darran Powell, who has coached the team the past five years. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said she couldn’t answer questions about Freed’s coaching background, referring those questions...

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Dayton’s school board on Tuesday hired Corey Freed as the new coach of Dunbar’s football team, despite a large outpouring of support for Darran Powell, who has coached the team the past five years. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said she couldn’t answer questions about Freed’s coaching background, referring those questions...
Ex-employee convicted of felony theft from Dayton charter school
 A state audit released Tuesday on the DECA Prep charter school in Dayton identifies a small case of misspent money, but school officials confirm auditors are finishing a larger investigation that has already led to a criminal conviction. The state’s delayed audit for 2015-16 includes a finding for recovery of $4,489 that DECA Prep overpaid...

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A state audit released Tuesday on the DECA Prep charter school in Dayton identifies a small case of misspent money, but school officials confirm auditors are finishing a larger investigation that has already led to a criminal conviction. The state’s delayed audit for 2015-16 includes a finding for recovery of $4,489 that DECA Prep overpaid...
Dayton schools vote today on safety plan, whether to close a school
 Dayton’s school board will vote today on whether to keep a school open and whether to change active-shooter safety plans, along with the hiring of several new coaches and administrators. The school in question is Dayton Business Technology High School — a dropout recovery charter school that has been sponsored by DPS for 12 years...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Dayton’s school board will vote today on whether to keep a school open and whether to change active-shooter safety plans, along with the hiring of several new coaches and administrators. The school in question is Dayton Business Technology High School — a dropout recovery charter school that has been sponsored by DPS for 12 years...
New Ohio school plan: Equity, social issues as crucial as math, reading
 The state school board’s new strategic plan for Ohio education puts development of social skills and leadership on equal footing with literacy, math and other traditional academics. The document calls a lack of equal opportunities from child to child “Ohio’s greatest education challenge” and it calls for a focus on...

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The state school board’s new strategic plan for Ohio education puts development of social skills and leadership on equal footing with literacy, math and other traditional academics. The document calls a lack of equal opportunities from child to child “Ohio’s greatest education challenge” and it calls for a focus on...
Petitioners asking to leave Jefferson school district upset about claims of racial motivation
 Tennille Keeton sends her two children to Jefferson Twp. Local Schools. Until this week, she had no clue that just across Dayton-Farmersville Road, parents were fighting to make sure their kids wouldn’t need to go there too. “I’m glad you guys broke the story, because now there are a lot more questions,” Keeton told...

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Tennille Keeton sends her two children to Jefferson Twp. Local Schools. Until this week, she had no clue that just across Dayton-Farmersville Road, parents were fighting to make sure their kids wouldn’t need to go there too. “I’m glad you guys broke the story, because now there are a lot more questions,” Keeton told...
Supporters: Request to leave Jefferson schools not about race
 Tennille Keeton sends her two children to Jefferson Twp. Local Schools. Until this week, she had no clue that just across Dayton-Farmersville Road, parents were fighting to make sure their kids wouldn’t need to go there too.  “I’m glad you guys broke the story, because now there are a lot more questions,&rdquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Tennille Keeton sends her two children to Jefferson Twp. Local Schools. Until this week, she had no clue that just across Dayton-Farmersville Road, parents were fighting to make sure their kids wouldn’t need to go there too.  “I’m glad you guys broke the story, because now there are a lot more questions,&rdquo...
Jefferson Twp. school board ousts both principals; parents upset
 The Jefferson Twp. school board voted to non-renew the contracts of both school principals in the tiny district southwest of Dayton, just after the end of the school year. SeMone Epps had been principal of Jefferson’s Blairwood Elementary for five years, and Walter Sledge led the district’s junior/senior high school for the same...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Jefferson Twp. school board voted to non-renew the contracts of both school principals in the tiny district southwest of Dayton, just after the end of the school year. SeMone Epps had been principal of Jefferson’s Blairwood Elementary for five years, and Walter Sledge led the district’s junior/senior high school for the same...
Dayton school board member questions cost of headquarters move
 Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its downtown headquarters across Ludlow Street to a smaller, district-owned building was questioned Tuesday night by a school board member leery of costs. Two contracts are already listed on the board’s June 19 agenda for painting and asphalt/concrete work at the “Ludlow II” building...

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Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its downtown headquarters across Ludlow Street to a smaller, district-owned building was questioned Tuesday night by a school board member leery of costs. Two contracts are already listed on the board’s June 19 agenda for painting and asphalt/concrete work at the “Ludlow II” building...
Softer graduation rules unlikely to remain for next year’s seniors
 A key state senator said in May that Ohio is not likely to extend softer, non-test-based graduation pathways to the Class of 2019, despite a state school board recommendation to do so. The current rules for the Class of 2019 and beyond say that in addition to earning 20 course credits, students have to meet one of three test-based standards...

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A key state senator said in May that Ohio is not likely to extend softer, non-test-based graduation pathways to the Class of 2019, despite a state school board recommendation to do so. The current rules for the Class of 2019 and beyond say that in addition to earning 20 course credits, students have to meet one of three test-based standards...
This father and daughter were valedictorians at the same Dayton high school — 30 years apart
 High-achieving and down-to-earth Maria Schlegel is one of two valedictorians at Carroll High School this year, but maybe more impressively, she’s one of two Carroll valedictorians at the family dinner table. Thirty years ago, Dave Schlegel was valedictorian and scholar-athlete of the year for Carroll’s Class of 1988. He said there...

Posted: 17 days ago

High-achieving and down-to-earth Maria Schlegel is one of two valedictorians at Carroll High School this year, but maybe more impressively, she’s one of two Carroll valedictorians at the family dinner table. Thirty years ago, Dave Schlegel was valedictorian and scholar-athlete of the year for Carroll’s Class of 1988. He said there...
18 impressive valedictorians you should know in the Class of 2018
 Miami Valley high schools are honoring their top students in the Class of 2018 as valedictorians and salutatorians. Here’s a sampling of valedictorians from around the region — students headed to local schools like Wright State and Ohio State, and elite, out-of-state universities such as Harvard and UCLA. We asked all local high...

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Miami Valley high schools are honoring their top students in the Class of 2018 as valedictorians and salutatorians. Here’s a sampling of valedictorians from around the region — students headed to local schools like Wright State and Ohio State, and elite, out-of-state universities such as Harvard and UCLA. We asked all local high...