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

Charter school sponsor ratings rise locally, across state
 Charter school sponsors improved their ratings significantly this year, both on a statewide level and among sponsors of Dayton-area schools, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Education. Almost half of the state’s sponsors (21 of 45) were rated “effective” — the second-highest rung on a four-step ladder...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Charter school sponsors improved their ratings significantly this year, both on a statewide level and among sponsors of Dayton-area schools, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Education. Almost half of the state’s sponsors (21 of 45) were rated “effective” — the second-highest rung on a four-step ladder...
Dayton school buses improve 15 percent in on-time delivery of students
 Dayton Public Schools has made significant improvements this fall on its years-long busing problems, according to data from the district’s transportation department. DPS school buses were on time for roughly 86-87 percent of morning routes and 90-91 percent of afternoon routes, according to August through early November records reviewed...

Posted: a day ago

Dayton Public Schools has made significant improvements this fall on its years-long busing problems, according to data from the district’s transportation department. DPS school buses were on time for roughly 86-87 percent of morning routes and 90-91 percent of afternoon routes, according to August through early November records reviewed...
Was your school recognized for its student growth? Dozens were locally
 Eleven local school districts and dozens of individual schools won Momentum Awards from the state school board on Tuesday, recognizing them for exceeding expectations in student growth. Schools win Momentum Awards if they receive straight A’s on all “value-added” measures on the report card, tracking year-over-year test...

Posted: 5 days ago

Eleven local school districts and dozens of individual schools won Momentum Awards from the state school board on Tuesday, recognizing them for exceeding expectations in student growth. Schools win Momentum Awards if they receive straight A’s on all “value-added” measures on the report card, tracking year-over-year test...
End most suspensions for youngest students, state senator says
 A bill to gradually eliminate most out-of-school suspensions for students in preschool through third grade will be introduced in the Ohio Senate in the coming days, according to State Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering. At a press conference Tuesday, Lehner cited research tying high rates of suspension for minorities and students with disabilities...

Posted: 6 days ago

A bill to gradually eliminate most out-of-school suspensions for students in preschool through third grade will be introduced in the Ohio Senate in the coming days, according to State Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering. At a press conference Tuesday, Lehner cited research tying high rates of suspension for minorities and students with disabilities...
What could more graduation rule changes mean for the Class of 2019?
 The state school board on Monday began discussion of long-term changes to Ohio’s high school graduation requirements, possibly extending Class of 2018 options like senior projects, strong attendance and minimum GPAs to the class of 2019 and beyond. Deputy Superintendent John Richard ran through three broad options from a “concept...

Posted: 7 days ago

The state school board on Monday began discussion of long-term changes to Ohio’s high school graduation requirements, possibly extending Class of 2018 options like senior projects, strong attendance and minimum GPAs to the class of 2019 and beyond. Deputy Superintendent John Richard ran through three broad options from a “concept...
DPS report card rises slightly after state error fixed
 Dayton Public Schools’ state report card just got a slight tweak in a positive direction. Both Stivers High School and the district as a whole saw their grades for “five-year graduation rate” rise by one level, after a fix by the Ohio Department of Education. Stivers rose from a ‘B” to an “A” in that...

Posted: 7 days ago

Dayton Public Schools’ state report card just got a slight tweak in a positive direction. Both Stivers High School and the district as a whole saw their grades for “five-year graduation rate” rise by one level, after a fix by the Ohio Department of Education. Stivers rose from a ‘B” to an “A” in that...
Vandalia-Butler school board meeting set for Columbus
 Vandalia-Butler will hold its regular second-week-of-the-month school board meeting on Tuesday, but it will be in Columbus rather than Vandalia. Superintendent Rob O’Leary said board members will already be together in Columbus for the Ohio School Boards Association’s annual Capital Conference, so they will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday...

Posted: 7 days ago

Vandalia-Butler will hold its regular second-week-of-the-month school board meeting on Tuesday, but it will be in Columbus rather than Vandalia. Superintendent Rob O’Leary said board members will already be together in Columbus for the Ohio School Boards Association’s annual Capital Conference, so they will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday...
Students win Dayton speech contest
 Ve’Suan Smith from Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy won first place in the overall category of the 60th Dayton Public Schools Lucia May Wiant speech contest. A’den Austin from Ruskin school was second, and Neveah Williams of Charity Adams Earley took third. More than 20 students competed Wednesday at Wright Brothers School after...

Posted: 11 days ago

Ve’Suan Smith from Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy won first place in the overall category of the 60th Dayton Public Schools Lucia May Wiant speech contest. A’den Austin from Ruskin school was second, and Neveah Williams of Charity Adams Earley took third. More than 20 students competed Wednesday at Wright Brothers School after...
Career Center plans five-year expansion after levy narrowly passes
 The Miami Valley Career Technology Center is about to embark on a huge, five-year campus makeover after voters narrowly approved a bond issue/tax levy Tuesday. The margin was 50.8 percent in favor to 49.2 against, according to final, unofficial results. Superintendent Nick Weldy said the project will allow MVCTC to improve training equipment...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Miami Valley Career Technology Center is about to embark on a huge, five-year campus makeover after voters narrowly approved a bond issue/tax levy Tuesday. The margin was 50.8 percent in favor to 49.2 against, according to final, unofficial results. Superintendent Nick Weldy said the project will allow MVCTC to improve training equipment...
Fairmont, charter school latest with investigations about sex crimes
 A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher faces informal charges of sexual battery after school officials became aware Wednesday morning of allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship with a male student. The arrest of Madeline J. Marx, 23, comes days after a North Dayton School of Discovery charter school employee was...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher faces informal charges of sexual battery after school officials became aware Wednesday morning of allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship with a male student. The arrest of Madeline J. Marx, 23, comes days after a North Dayton School of Discovery charter school employee was...
Baguirov steps down early from Dayton school board
 Adil Baguirov is stepping down from his Dayton school board seat more than a month before the end of his term, because he said he has officially moved out of the school district. Baguirov did not run for re-election to the school board this year, citing plans to run for the Ohio House of Representatives 40th District seat in November 2018...

Posted: 11 days ago

Adil Baguirov is stepping down from his Dayton school board seat more than a month before the end of his term, because he said he has officially moved out of the school district. Baguirov did not run for re-election to the school board this year, citing plans to run for the Ohio House of Representatives 40th District seat in November 2018...