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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What should be done to battle poverty’s impact on learning? Ohio will consider funding these steps
 A study that could impact how Ohio funds programs targeting the achievement gap between rich and poor students says broad services are needed to support low-income students but that maintaining staffing and high expectations also play a role. Local educators say they have programs in place that meet many of the recommendations — including...

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A study that could impact how Ohio funds programs targeting the achievement gap between rich and poor students says broad services are needed to support low-income students but that maintaining staffing and high expectations also play a role. Local educators say they have programs in place that meet many of the recommendations — including...
Trotwood keeps Olverson as superintendent despite teacher complaints
 The Trotwood-Madison school board on Thursday approved a contract extension for interim Superintendent Tyrone Olverson, despite the district’s teachers citing worries about Olverson’s leadership. Teachers union President Angela Bruno said teachers are “concerned” about decisions Olverson has made to remove some support...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Trotwood-Madison school board on Thursday approved a contract extension for interim Superintendent Tyrone Olverson, despite the district’s teachers citing worries about Olverson’s leadership. Teachers union President Angela Bruno said teachers are “concerned” about decisions Olverson has made to remove some support...
Graduation changes finally clear full legislature; schools, seniors have six months to react
 Current Ohio high school seniors and juniors will not have to pass state tests to graduate, after both the Senate and House overwhelmingly approved alternative graduation pathways on Thursday. The Senate approved House Bill 491 by a 29-0 vote, and the House passed it 78-1. The bill now goes to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. Legislators...

Posted: 3 days ago

Current Ohio high school seniors and juniors will not have to pass state tests to graduate, after both the Senate and House overwhelmingly approved alternative graduation pathways on Thursday. The Senate approved House Bill 491 by a 29-0 vote, and the House passed it 78-1. The bill now goes to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. Legislators...
Thousands of area high schoolers could graduate if these changes are signed into law
 Ohio high school juniors and seniors are a step closer to gaining more avenues to graduate, which is expected to help thousands who are at risk earn their diploma. The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the high school Classes of 2019 and 2020. They would add options other than passing...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio high school juniors and seniors are a step closer to gaining more avenues to graduate, which is expected to help thousands who are at risk earn their diploma. The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the high school Classes of 2019 and 2020. They would add options other than passing...
Senate committee OKs Ohio graduation changes for seniors, juniors
 The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 that would allow those students to earn a diploma without passing state tests. The bill still needs approval from the full Senate and the Ohio House, as well as the signature of Gov. John Kasich to become law. Legislators...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved alternative graduation requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 that would allow those students to earn a diploma without passing state tests. The bill still needs approval from the full Senate and the Ohio House, as well as the signature of Gov. John Kasich to become law. Legislators...
County’s smallest school district still struggling to find teachers
 Two months after a Dayton Daily News investigation found significant understaffing at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School, Superintendent Richard Gates acknowledged the district is still struggling to fill all positions. “If every (staffer) reports every day, we’re in pretty good shape. But when my principal has to substitute-teach...

Posted: 7 days ago

Two months after a Dayton Daily News investigation found significant understaffing at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School, Superintendent Richard Gates acknowledged the district is still struggling to fill all positions. “If every (staffer) reports every day, we’re in pretty good shape. But when my principal has to substitute-teach...
Students applying to college earlier, weighing costs and choices
 Even as most enter the month of winter break with more than half a school year until graduation, many high school seniors have already started college application season as they seek to convince schools to accept them and help them financially. . “It seems that admission, scholarship and financial aid deadlines are earlier in the cycle...

Posted: 7 days ago

Even as most enter the month of winter break with more than half a school year until graduation, many high school seniors have already started college application season as they seek to convince schools to accept them and help them financially. . “It seems that admission, scholarship and financial aid deadlines are earlier in the cycle...
Dayton again delays schools headquarters move; current building will be ‘shuttered’
 Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its central offices to a different DPS-owned complex across Ludlow Street continues to see delays, with the move now expected to occur this spring. “This could change, but we anticipate that we’ll start moving some areas in March,” Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said. “It will...

Posted: 10 days ago

Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its central offices to a different DPS-owned complex across Ludlow Street continues to see delays, with the move now expected to occur this spring. “This could change, but we anticipate that we’ll start moving some areas in March,” Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said. “It will...
Ohio seniors, juniors almost certain to get more graduation options
 Alternative graduation requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 are almost certain to be approved in the next two weeks, Education Committee chairs of the Ohio House and Senate said. Thousands of Ohio high school students were at risk of not graduating under the existing system. “We needed to fix some things for these kids, and...

Posted: 11 days ago

Alternative graduation requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 are almost certain to be approved in the next two weeks, Education Committee chairs of the Ohio House and Senate said. Thousands of Ohio high school students were at risk of not graduating under the existing system. “We needed to fix some things for these kids, and...
Most Ohio charter school sponsors rate ‘effective,’ but some say that’s not all good news
 Nearly two-thirds of Ohio charter school sponsors were rated “effective” by the Ohio Department of Education for 2017-18, and those sponsors who were rated ineffective or poor now govern only a handful of schools. Sponsors are the agencies that launch new charter schools and manage contracts, provide school oversight and technical...

Posted: 11 days ago

Nearly two-thirds of Ohio charter school sponsors were rated “effective” by the Ohio Department of Education for 2017-18, and those sponsors who were rated ineffective or poor now govern only a handful of schools. Sponsors are the agencies that launch new charter schools and manage contracts, provide school oversight and technical...