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

State report backs families trying to flee local school district
 A group of families trying to get their land legally switched from the tiny, struggling Jefferson Twp. school district to Valley View schools got a key victory when a state hearing officer recommended the transfer be approved. The document from hearing officer Melissa Riggins said the Jefferson Twp. district “has been in overall disorder...

Posted: 20 hours ago

A group of families trying to get their land legally switched from the tiny, struggling Jefferson Twp. school district to Valley View schools got a key victory when a state hearing officer recommended the transfer be approved. The document from hearing officer Melissa Riggins said the Jefferson Twp. district “has been in overall disorder...
Schools weigh reasons to delay or close after big snowstorm
 There was no real consensus Monday among Dayton-area schools, as some delayed, some closed and some plowed ahead with school as normal after a major weekend snowstorm. Some schools close Only a handful of schools fully closed for the day — all five Preble County school districts, a few Dayton charter schools from the same organization...

Posted: 3 days ago

There was no real consensus Monday among Dayton-area schools, as some delayed, some closed and some plowed ahead with school as normal after a major weekend snowstorm. Some schools close Only a handful of schools fully closed for the day — all five Preble County school districts, a few Dayton charter schools from the same organization...
Attendance, teaching, takeover law grab attention in Dayton schools
 Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli cited progress on student attendance and classroom teaching as highlights for Dayton Public Schools last week as the district began a crucial 2019, during which DPS could face state takeover. Lolli said the district’s attendance messaging to students and families — that good attendance will lead...

Posted: 4 days ago

Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli cited progress on student attendance and classroom teaching as highlights for Dayton Public Schools last week as the district began a crucial 2019, during which DPS could face state takeover. Lolli said the district’s attendance messaging to students and families — that good attendance will lead...
Mike DeWine sworn in as Ohio governor; first from Dayton area in nearly 100 years
 Mike DeWine took the oath to become governor just after midnight on Monday at his home in Cedarville. With his wife, Fran by his side, DeWine was sworn in by his son Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine. Judge Thomas Rose presided over the event. A public inauguration was held at noon today at the Statehouse in Columbus, where DeWine gave...

Posted: 4 days ago

Mike DeWine took the oath to become governor just after midnight on Monday at his home in Cedarville. With his wife, Fran by his side, DeWine was sworn in by his son Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine. Judge Thomas Rose presided over the event. A public inauguration was held at noon today at the Statehouse in Columbus, where DeWine gave...
Private school voucher program to nearly double; some suburbs affected
 The number of Ohio students who are eligible to pay for private schools with state-funded vouchers will almost double next school year because of a change in the Ohio voucher system, according to Ohio Department of Education data. In the past four years, the only students in the Dayton region who were eligible to receive traditional state...

Posted: 5 days ago

The number of Ohio students who are eligible to pay for private schools with state-funded vouchers will almost double next school year because of a change in the Ohio voucher system, according to Ohio Department of Education data. In the past four years, the only students in the Dayton region who were eligible to receive traditional state...
Convicted of buying sex? Dayton will tell your neighbors via Facebook.
 If you are convicted of buying sex from a prostitute in the city of Dayton, city officials are going to do their best to make sure your neighbors know about it … in 21st century style. The city of Dayton will begin buying specially targeted Facebook advertisements linked to the addresses of men who buy sex. The ads will tell people...

Posted: 6 days ago

If you are convicted of buying sex from a prostitute in the city of Dayton, city officials are going to do their best to make sure your neighbors know about it … in 21st century style. The city of Dayton will begin buying specially targeted Facebook advertisements linked to the addresses of men who buy sex. The ads will tell people...
Leadership vote reveals tension, division on Dayton school board
 Dayton Public Schools’ board of education started 2019 by tweaking its leadership in a split vote that revealed ongoing tensions on the district’s elected board. In votes that are unanimous in most districts, Dayton’s school board voted 5-1-1 to keep William Harris as president and voted 5-2 to make Jocelyn Rhynard vice...

Posted: 8 days ago

Dayton Public Schools’ board of education started 2019 by tweaking its leadership in a split vote that revealed ongoing tensions on the district’s elected board. In votes that are unanimous in most districts, Dayton’s school board voted 5-1-1 to keep William Harris as president and voted 5-2 to make Jocelyn Rhynard vice...
New local state lawmakers take office today
 While incumbents won most of November’s local state legislative races, four area Republicans are taking new statehouse offices next week, with the group reflecting national trends of having more women and younger people in elected office. When Jena Powell is sworn in Monday to represent Miami and southern Darke counties in the Ohio...

Posted: 10 days ago

While incumbents won most of November’s local state legislative races, four area Republicans are taking new statehouse offices next week, with the group reflecting national trends of having more women and younger people in elected office. When Jena Powell is sworn in Monday to represent Miami and southern Darke counties in the Ohio...
School safety, graduation changes highlight busy year in local education
 Locally, 2018 brought some high highs and low lows to the region’s schools, while state officials argued over how to handle issues like graduation, report cards and preschool. Here’s a look at some of the top local education stories of the year: A major Kentucky school shooting in January, followed three weeks later by the ...

Posted: 18 days ago

Locally, 2018 brought some high highs and low lows to the region’s schools, while state officials argued over how to handle issues like graduation, report cards and preschool. Here’s a look at some of the top local education stories of the year: A major Kentucky school shooting in January, followed three weeks later by the ...