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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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School board candidates to speak at NAACP forum Monday
 Candidates for school board in Dayton, Trotwood and Jefferson Twp. will participate in a public forum organized by the Dayton Unit NAACP at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, 1923 W. Third St. “This will be an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand from the candidates that are running for office,” said NAACP...

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Candidates for school board in Dayton, Trotwood and Jefferson Twp. will participate in a public forum organized by the Dayton Unit NAACP at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, 1923 W. Third St. “This will be an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand from the candidates that are running for office,” said NAACP...
Students at Butler, Warren schools earn National Merit honor
 Dozens of high school seniors in Butler and Warren counties have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. RELATED: How did your schools perform on the state report card? About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dozens of high school seniors in Butler and Warren counties have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. RELATED: How did your schools perform on the state report card? About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT...
Memorial set for man who wrote Kettering school alma mater, fight song
 A cornerstone of Kettering City Schools’ award-winning music program died this summer and will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday in Florida. Robert (Bob) Thygerson spent more than three decades in Kettering schools and wrote the Fairmont High School alma mater and fight song that are still in use today. Thygerson joined Kettering...

Posted: 2 days ago

A cornerstone of Kettering City Schools’ award-winning music program died this summer and will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday in Florida. Robert (Bob) Thygerson spent more than three decades in Kettering schools and wrote the Fairmont High School alma mater and fight song that are still in use today. Thygerson joined Kettering...
Students at local schools earn National Merit honor
 About 40 local high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT last year, and roughly 16,000, or 1 percent, were named semifinalists based on their scores...

Posted: 2 days ago

About 40 local high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT last year, and roughly 16,000, or 1 percent, were named semifinalists based on their scores...
Dayton summit aims to improve education for black male students
 Dozens of people discussed how to better engage and advance male students of color Tuesday at the first Community Action Summit run by Dayton Public Schools’ Office for Males of Color. The summit included sessions on mentorship training, law enforcement issues, making the transition to college and more. Keynote speaker Kevin Washington...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dozens of people discussed how to better engage and advance male students of color Tuesday at the first Community Action Summit run by Dayton Public Schools’ Office for Males of Color. The summit included sessions on mentorship training, law enforcement issues, making the transition to college and more. Keynote speaker Kevin Washington...
Beavercreek report card: Strong growth, but achievement grade dips
 Beavercreek City Schools earned high marks for student growth and serving gifted students, according to state report card data released last week, but the district ranked low in dual enrollment college credits. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The report card starts with...

Posted: 4 days ago

Beavercreek City Schools earned high marks for student growth and serving gifted students, according to state report card data released last week, but the district ranked low in dual enrollment college credits. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The report card starts with...
Centerville’s report card: What went right, what went wrong
 Centerville City Schools ranked among the state’s leaders in college completion and teacher attendance, according to the state report card released last week, but the trend was not as positive on performance index on state tests. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The...

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Centerville City Schools ranked among the state’s leaders in college completion and teacher attendance, according to the state report card released last week, but the trend was not as positive on performance index on state tests. The Dayton Daily News is analyzing local school districts’ report card results in more detail. The...
Charters again higher than Dayton schools on tests but lower in growth
 Local charter schools for the second straight year scored higher than Dayton Public Schools in achievement – and widened that gap — but charters were lower in year-over-year progress, according to state report card data released this week. Report card grades for both groups of schools were low overall. Of 21 local charter schools...

Posted: 8 days ago

Local charter schools for the second straight year scored higher than Dayton Public Schools in achievement – and widened that gap — but charters were lower in year-over-year progress, according to state report card data released this week. Report card grades for both groups of schools were low overall. Of 21 local charter schools...
Large local suburban schools: Report card grades show many C’s, some A’s
 Larger suburban school districts in the Dayton area generally got middling achievement scores on state report card for the second year in a row, but several of them got A’s for student growth year-over-year. Springboro and Bellbrook earned B’s on the achievement grade, posting the highest performance index scores in the region...

Posted: 9 days ago

Larger suburban school districts in the Dayton area generally got middling achievement scores on state report card for the second year in a row, but several of them got A’s for student growth year-over-year. Springboro and Bellbrook earned B’s on the achievement grade, posting the highest performance index scores in the region...
State report cards: Some of best, worst scores in state found locally
 Local schools claimed the very best scores in Ohio in one category and the very worst in two others Thursday, as the annual state report cards triggered debate over school quality. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category, which tries to measure how well-prepared students are for the future...

Posted: 9 days ago

Local schools claimed the very best scores in Ohio in one category and the very worst in two others Thursday, as the annual state report cards triggered debate over school quality. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category, which tries to measure how well-prepared students are for the future...
Oakwood No. 1 in state; two local districts perfect on graduation
 Oakwood, Waynesville, Covington and Yellow Springs were among several local school districts that ranked near the top of the state in school report card data released Thursday. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category of the state report card, which tries to measure how well-prepared students...

Posted: 9 days ago

Oakwood, Waynesville, Covington and Yellow Springs were among several local school districts that ranked near the top of the state in school report card data released Thursday. Oakwood was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category of the state report card, which tries to measure how well-prepared students...