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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 residents, leaders urge DPS board not to close schools
 Residents, union officials and community leaders spoke out at Dayton’s school board meeting Tuesday night, telling the board that they oppose any plan to close schools, just hours after the task force studying that issue wrapped up its last formal meeting. Brian “Mr. U” Urquhart, a retired DPS teacher and coach who still...

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Residents, union officials and community leaders spoke out at Dayton’s school board meeting Tuesday night, telling the board that they oppose any plan to close schools, just hours after the task force studying that issue wrapped up its last formal meeting. Brian “Mr. U” Urquhart, a retired DPS teacher and coach who still...
Dayton task force speeds up work; ‘guesstimate’ couple schools to combine
 The timeline on Dayton’s potential school closure decision is being accelerated, as acting superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Tuesday that she’ll give the school board a recommendation within a few weeks. Lolli said she hopes that the board will make its decision by March 20. The original goal was for the task force to meet six...

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The timeline on Dayton’s potential school closure decision is being accelerated, as acting superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Tuesday that she’ll give the school board a recommendation within a few weeks. Lolli said she hopes that the board will make its decision by March 20. The original goal was for the task force to meet six...
Which local students put in the most time at school?
 A third-grader in Franklin City Schools gets the equivalent of five weeks more classroom instruction per year than a similar student in Fairborn — just one illustration of how dramatically different school calendars and schedules can be. It’s not an isolated example. Bellbrook’s high school schedule features 112 hours less...

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A third-grader in Franklin City Schools gets the equivalent of five weeks more classroom instruction per year than a similar student in Fairborn — just one illustration of how dramatically different school calendars and schedules can be. It’s not an isolated example. Bellbrook’s high school schedule features 112 hours less...
Dayton school task force meets
 UPDATE, 3:00 p.m.: The timeline on Dayton’s potential school closure decision is being accelerated, as acting superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Tuesday that she’ll give the school board a recommendation within a few weeks. Lolli said she hopes that the board will make its decision at its March 20 meeting. RELATED: Lolli says...

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UPDATE, 3:00 p.m.: The timeline on Dayton’s potential school closure decision is being accelerated, as acting superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Tuesday that she’ll give the school board a recommendation within a few weeks. Lolli said she hopes that the board will make its decision at its March 20 meeting. RELATED: Lolli says...
Ohio Republicans aim to merge education agencies, give governor power
 A Republican-backed bill introduced Wednesday by state Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, would combine Ohio’s departments of preK-12 education, higher education and workforce development into a single agency led by a governor-appointed director. The new Department of Learning and Achievement (DLA) would be aimed at “better aligning...

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A Republican-backed bill introduced Wednesday by state Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, would combine Ohio’s departments of preK-12 education, higher education and workforce development into a single agency led by a governor-appointed director. The new Department of Learning and Achievement (DLA) would be aimed at “better aligning...
Dayton mayor: Education ‘our most urgent economic development strategy’
 Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley on Wednesday continued her focus on improving education in the city, making it the closing topic of her State of the City speech, and calling it “our most urgent economic development strategy.” Whaley said the high-quality schools subcommittee of her City of Learners group has set six goals for 2018 with...

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley on Wednesday continued her focus on improving education in the city, making it the closing topic of her State of the City speech, and calling it “our most urgent economic development strategy.” Whaley said the high-quality schools subcommittee of her City of Learners group has set six goals for 2018 with...
Charter school asks DPS for 1 more year; decision likely next week
 Leaders of the Dayton Business Technology High School on Tuesday asked Dayton’s school board to reconsider a one-year sponsorship renewal, so that the dropout recovery charter school does not close this summer. In December, Dayton’s school board voted 5-1 not to renew its contract with the school, which is often referred to as...

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Leaders of the Dayton Business Technology High School on Tuesday asked Dayton’s school board to reconsider a one-year sponsorship renewal, so that the dropout recovery charter school does not close this summer. In December, Dayton’s school board voted 5-1 not to renew its contract with the school, which is often referred to as...
Local schools make up more snow days than state requires
 A change in Ohio law means local schools no longer have to hold makeup days as soon as they reach their sixth “calamity day” closure, but many local schools are doing so anyway. Of 22 local school districts surveyed by the Dayton Daily News, 15 of them would make up missed time in some form if they reach a sixth full-day closure...

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A change in Ohio law means local schools no longer have to hold makeup days as soon as they reach their sixth “calamity day” closure, but many local schools are doing so anyway. Of 22 local school districts surveyed by the Dayton Daily News, 15 of them would make up missed time in some form if they reach a sixth full-day closure...
Yellow Springs voters to decide on major school project
 The Yellow Springs school district will ask voters on May 8 to approve a combination income tax and property tax increase to fund significant renovations and additions at the high school/McKinney Middle School complex. Superintendent Mario Basora cited numerous reasons to pursue the project, including safety and functionality problems at...

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The Yellow Springs school district will ask voters on May 8 to approve a combination income tax and property tax increase to fund significant renovations and additions at the high school/McKinney Middle School complex. Superintendent Mario Basora cited numerous reasons to pursue the project, including safety and functionality problems at...
Greene County voters to decide on tax levies May 8
 The May 8 election will be an important one for Yellow Springs schools and residents of the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek area, as they will decide on new tax levies. Wednesday was the deadline for school districts, cities, townships and other government agencies to file tax issues with the board of elections, to appear on the May 8 ballot. Yellow...

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The May 8 election will be an important one for Yellow Springs schools and residents of the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek area, as they will decide on new tax levies. Wednesday was the deadline for school districts, cities, townships and other government agencies to file tax issues with the board of elections, to appear on the May 8 ballot. Yellow...
Fairborn City Schools run out of ‘calamity days,’ will add to year end
 Poor weather and building issues have caused Fairborn City Schools to run out of the “calamity days” the school district has allotted itself, said Superintendent Mark North. The district will tack on extra days at the end of the school year, North said. That means, after a snow day this week, that school will end May 31 instead...

Posted: 11 days ago

Poor weather and building issues have caused Fairborn City Schools to run out of the “calamity days” the school district has allotted itself, said Superintendent Mark North. The district will tack on extra days at the end of the school year, North said. That means, after a snow day this week, that school will end May 31 instead...