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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TODAY: Dayton school board may prohibit teachers, staff from ‘crowdfunding’
 Dayton’s school board meets at 5 p.m. today with one unusual item on the agenda — a policy change prohibiting school employees from launching crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of Dayton Public Schools or any individual DPS school. Crowdfunding is described by Merriam-Webster as “the practice of obtaining needed funding (as...

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Dayton’s school board meets at 5 p.m. today with one unusual item on the agenda — a policy change prohibiting school employees from launching crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of Dayton Public Schools or any individual DPS school. Crowdfunding is described by Merriam-Webster as “the practice of obtaining needed funding (as...
How did Dayton-area charter schools do on the 2017-18 state report card?
 The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Below are grades for local charter and STEM schools. NOTE: Only four of these schools serve high school students, and therefore earn grades for graduation rates and "prepared for success." In graduation, the Dayton Regional STEM School...

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The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Below are grades for local charter and STEM schools. NOTE: Only four of these schools serve high school students, and therefore earn grades for graduation rates and "prepared for success." In graduation, the Dayton Regional STEM School...
Local charter school grades low, but most test scores rise
 Dayton-area charter schools posted mainly low grades on the state report card last week, but for the second year in a row, a narrow majority of them increased their test scores from the previous year. Nine of the 22 Montgomery County charter schools got overall grades of F’s, six had D’s, five received C’s and two earned...

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Dayton-area charter schools posted mainly low grades on the state report card last week, but for the second year in a row, a narrow majority of them increased their test scores from the previous year. Nine of the 22 Montgomery County charter schools got overall grades of F’s, six had D’s, five received C’s and two earned...
Butler, Warren students crack top 1 percent on national test
 More than 50 high school seniors from Butler and Warren counties were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state...

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More than 50 high school seniors from Butler and Warren counties were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state...
School report card highs and lows: Who had A’s and F’s?
 Trotwood-Madison school officials celebrated and focused on the future Thursday after the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to earn a “D” and avoid immediate state takeover. But a few miles south, Dayton Public Schools was dealing with an overall grade of “F” – the only...

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Trotwood-Madison school officials celebrated and focused on the future Thursday after the new state report card showed the district made enough improvement in 2017-18 to earn a “D” and avoid immediate state takeover. But a few miles south, Dayton Public Schools was dealing with an overall grade of “F” – the only...
Students from 16 local schools crack top 1 percent on national test
 More than 60 local high school seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state. Those students will be...

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More than 60 local high school seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this week, based on their academic performance on the Preliminary SAT exam last school year. About 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT nationally earned semifinalist status, by posting the highest scores in their state. Those students will be...
Dayton schools get “F” on report card; test scores rank last in Ohio
 Dayton Public Schools received an overall grade of “F” on the state report card released Thursday, meaning the district will be subject to state takeover next fall if it doesn’t improve during the current school year. DPS officials said some of the district’s test data was incorrectly reported by its software vendor...

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Dayton Public Schools received an overall grade of “F” on the state report card released Thursday, meaning the district will be subject to state takeover next fall if it doesn’t improve during the current school year. DPS officials said some of the district’s test data was incorrectly reported by its software vendor...
Report card: Oakwood again ranks No. 1 in Ohio in preparing students for success
 For the second year in a row, Oakwood City Schools ranked No. 1 of Ohio’s 608 school districts in the “prepared for success” measure on the state report card. It was one of multiple individual categories in which Dayton-area schools ranked near the top or bottom of the state report card, which was released Thursday. Waynesville...

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For the second year in a row, Oakwood City Schools ranked No. 1 of Ohio’s 608 school districts in the “prepared for success” measure on the state report card. It was one of multiple individual categories in which Dayton-area schools ranked near the top or bottom of the state report card, which was released Thursday. Waynesville...
School scores rise, but less than last year; poverty debate continues
 State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria was upbeat about Ohio schools’ results in the state report card released Thursday, pointing to increases in test scores and graduation rates. Statewide proficiency rates rose by just a hair in math and more significantly in English, with proficiency rates increasing on 14 total state exams and decreasing...

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State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria was upbeat about Ohio schools’ results in the state report card released Thursday, pointing to increases in test scores and graduation rates. Statewide proficiency rates rose by just a hair in math and more significantly in English, with proficiency rates increasing on 14 total state exams and decreasing...
Four local districts earn state’s top grade; Dayton only “F” locally
 The biggest change in this year’s state report card was the addition of an overall grade for each school and district. Four local school districts were among the 28 statewide to earn an “A” on the overall grade — Oakwood, Springboro, Waynesville and Bellbrook. That puts those districts in the top five percent in Ohio...

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The biggest change in this year’s state report card was the addition of an overall grade for each school and district. Four local school districts were among the 28 statewide to earn an “A” on the overall grade — Oakwood, Springboro, Waynesville and Bellbrook. That puts those districts in the top five percent in Ohio...
How did your district do on the 2017-18 state report card?
 The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Districts get letter grades on key components of their performance, based on detailed data within each of those categories. • Achievement: Grades schools primarily based on their state test scores. Performance index is weighted 75 percent...

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The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for school districts in September 2018. Districts get letter grades on key components of their performance, based on detailed data within each of those categories. • Achievement: Grades schools primarily based on their state test scores. Performance index is weighted 75 percent...