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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. 

Latest from Jeremy P. Kelley

NEW DETAILS: Dayton school money missing; state probes earlier case
 For the second time in two years, an audit of Dayton Public Schools’ athletic department revealed that ticket sale money has gone missing. DPS Internal Auditor Randall Harper said Wednesday that $2,105 in ticket sale receipts from multiple basketball games last winter went missing and is now being repaid by the people responsible for...

Posted: 7 days ago

For the second time in two years, an audit of Dayton Public Schools’ athletic department revealed that ticket sale money has gone missing. DPS Internal Auditor Randall Harper said Wednesday that $2,105 in ticket sale receipts from multiple basketball games last winter went missing and is now being repaid by the people responsible for...
5 recent problems for Dayton Public Schools athletics
 Dayton Public Schools has a history of sports success — eight state championships in the past 10 years — but also a history of trouble in its athletic department. The district’s internal auditor said Tuesday that money went missing again this school year. Here are some of the recent athletic department problems the district...

Posted: 7 days ago

Dayton Public Schools has a history of sports success — eight state championships in the past 10 years — but also a history of trouble in its athletic department. The district’s internal auditor said Tuesday that money went missing again this school year. Here are some of the recent athletic department problems the district...
What you need to know about Ohio’s new graduation changes
 With multiple recent changes in the graduation system for Ohio high school students, here are five key things to know heading into the 2017-18 school year: So far, the changes of the past month only affect the Class of 2018 – kids who will be high school seniors this fall. They were supposed to be the first class governed by harder...

Posted: 8 days ago

With multiple recent changes in the graduation system for Ohio high school students, here are five key things to know heading into the 2017-18 school year: So far, the changes of the past month only affect the Class of 2018 – kids who will be high school seniors this fall. They were supposed to be the first class governed by harder...
What you are saying about changes to state tests for Ohio students
 Ohio fourth- and sixth-grade students will have to take fewer state tests in the next school year. A lot of the reaction seen online applauds the change, saying there is too much state testing. But not everyone things the change is a good idea. The state budget eliminated requirement for two social studies tests, one for fourth grade and...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ohio fourth- and sixth-grade students will have to take fewer state tests in the next school year. A lot of the reaction seen online applauds the change, saying there is too much state testing. But not everyone things the change is a good idea. The state budget eliminated requirement for two social studies tests, one for fourth grade and...
Eliminating more mandated tests good, Clark County school leaders say
 Students in Clark County and across Ohio will see a slight reduction in state testing in the upcoming school year as the state budget bill eliminated the fourth- and sixth-grade state social studies tests, effective immediately. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria had recommended a broader change — eliminating one of those social studies...

Posted: 9 days ago

Students in Clark County and across Ohio will see a slight reduction in state testing in the upcoming school year as the state budget bill eliminated the fourth- and sixth-grade state social studies tests, effective immediately. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria had recommended a broader change — eliminating one of those social studies...
Preschool advocates say state funding cut tolerable
 Local preschool advocates are relieved that early childhood education funding stayed relatively stable in a state budget that saw many agencies’ funding get cut. “I would say there’s a minor reduction, but when you consider the depth and breadth of the revenue shortfall the legislature was dealing with, we fared very well...

Posted: 12 days ago

Local preschool advocates are relieved that early childhood education funding stayed relatively stable in a state budget that saw many agencies’ funding get cut. “I would say there’s a minor reduction, but when you consider the depth and breadth of the revenue shortfall the legislature was dealing with, we fared very well...
Teens’ Facebook spat led to Dayton girl’s fatal shooting, report says
 A Facebook argument between two 18-year-olds led to the fight and shooting that killed 14-year-old innocent bystander Mackenna Kronenberger, according to an affidavit filed by Dayton Police. Dylan Angel and Jason Tidwell, both of whom face murder and other charges, appeared separately via video conference Thursday in Dayton Municipal Court...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Facebook argument between two 18-year-olds led to the fight and shooting that killed 14-year-old innocent bystander Mackenna Kronenberger, according to an affidavit filed by Dayton Police. Dylan Angel and Jason Tidwell, both of whom face murder and other charges, appeared separately via video conference Thursday in Dayton Municipal Court...
Student slain; police say using guns to solve feud, ‘that’s got to stop.’
 A 14-year-old Carroll High School student was killed early Wednesday when a bullet from a dispute in front of her Dayton house went through a window and struck her in the chest. Dayton Police said Mackenna Kronenberger was “an innocent bystander” to the shooting that occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Morse Avenue in the Belmont...

Posted: 14 days ago

A 14-year-old Carroll High School student was killed early Wednesday when a bullet from a dispute in front of her Dayton house went through a window and struck her in the chest. Dayton Police said Mackenna Kronenberger was “an innocent bystander” to the shooting that occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Morse Avenue in the Belmont...
How 11 Kasich vetoes affect Ohio schools; no overrides from House
 The Ohio House of Representatives voted to override 11 of Gov. John Kasich’s vetoes on Thursday, but did not touch any of the vetoes that affected K-12 education. For any of Kasich’s vetoes to be overturned, 60 percent of both the House and Senate would have to agree. The Senate is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 11, but cannot...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Ohio House of Representatives voted to override 11 of Gov. John Kasich’s vetoes on Thursday, but did not touch any of the vetoes that affected K-12 education. For any of Kasich’s vetoes to be overturned, 60 percent of both the House and Senate would have to agree. The Senate is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 11, but cannot...
How the new state budget will impact you
 While many Ohioans were sleeping Friday night, Gov. John Kasich signed a two-year state budget that will impact everything from high school graduation requirements to Medicaid enrollment. Kasich vetoed a proposed freeze on enrollment in the state’s expanded Medicaid program and lawmakers are prepared to come back to Columbus this week...

Posted: 18 days ago

While many Ohioans were sleeping Friday night, Gov. John Kasich signed a two-year state budget that will impact everything from high school graduation requirements to Medicaid enrollment. Kasich vetoed a proposed freeze on enrollment in the state’s expanded Medicaid program and lawmakers are prepared to come back to Columbus this week...
Perks, benefits make teacher contracts unique
 Pay raises of 2 to 3 percent per year have returned to local teacher contracts negotiated this year, after a run of wage freezes tied to the Great Recession. While the raises generally track statewide averages, a Dayton Daily News review of 14 new ratified contracts shows that school districts and teachers unions get creative with perks....

Posted: 19 days ago

Pay raises of 2 to 3 percent per year have returned to local teacher contracts negotiated this year, after a run of wage freezes tied to the Great Recession. While the raises generally track statewide averages, a Dayton Daily News review of 14 new ratified contracts shows that school districts and teachers unions get creative with perks....