Jeremy P. Kelley

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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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Dayton Public Schools headquarters building, 115 S. Ludlow St. in downtown Dayton. FILE

Dayton schools admit public records error

Dayton Public Schools improperly denied a resident’s public information request, then turned over the same document to this newspaper with no objection.Mario Gallin said she requested a copy of the “settlement agreement” between former superintendent Lori Ward and Dayton’s board of education after it was referenced at the June 25 ...

Belmont High School’s Welcome Belmont program paired 10 native-born students and 10 immigrant students this past school year, and will add 20 more pairs this year. It aims to help students become more familiar with each other’s cultures. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

White House honors Dayton school

Dayton’s Belmont High School was honored by the White House this summer for its Welcome Belmont pilot program, which aims to integrate students of different backgrounds as part of the city’s Welcome Dayton effort.The White House Task Force on New Americans issued a report last month highlighting 37 “bright spots” ...

Dayton school leaders approve preliminary plan for library at Belmont

Dayton’s school board approved a nonbinding letter of intent with the Dayton Metro Library on Tuesday, setting the stage for construction of a new library adjacent to Belmont High School.Library officials have proposed a $10 million, 24,000 square-foot library at the corner of Wayne and Watervliet avenues, on ground that ...

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley shakes hands with Joe Lacey and other school board members after Whaley and the board talked Tuesday night about building a stronger partnership. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF

Dayton schools cancel levy plans

Dayton’s school board decided Tuesday night not to put a property tax levy on the November ballot.The 5-mill levy Dayton Public Schools had proposed this summer would have funded expanded preschool, summer and after-school education programs. But it would have partially overlapped with the city of Dayton’s proposed income tax ...

Dayton school board cancels levy plans for fall ballot

Dayton’s school board on Tuesday night decided not to put a 5-mill property tax levy on the November ballot. The levy the schools had proposed this summer would have funded expanded preschool, summer and after-school programs. It would have partially overlapped with the city of Dayton’s proposed income tax increase, ...

Area high school soccer teams kick off preseason in Mason

The boys high school soccer preseason kicked off Friday with the Mason Preseason Classic tournament at Heritage Oak Park (masonpreseasonclassic.com). Teams from Fairmont, Bellbrook and Carroll represented the Dayton area against dozens from Cincinnati and beyond,. Games are scheduled through Sunday. This video is from Friday night's top-division game between Fairmont and Bellbrook, which Fairmont won, ...

Dayton Public Schools superintendent Rhonda Corr discusses education issues with local residents at the Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative’s meet-and-greet Thursday at Central State’s Dayton Campus. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF

School, city officials call for collaboration

New Dayton Public Schools superintendent Rhonda Corr and Dayton City Commissioner Jeff Mims both told a crowd Thursday that the fates of the city and the school district are tightly tied together, and they need to work together toward success.Dozens of people gathered at Central State’s Dayton Campus for the ...

Leaders say they were in the dark on levies

The city of Dayton and Dayton Public Schools were simultaneously planning tax levies for the November ballot — both aiming to use some of the money to expand preschool — but neither side told the other until late in the process. Dayton City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to place ...

State schools chief: Ohio has what it takes to be best

New state school superintendent Paolo DeMaria told state school board members after his swearing in Monday that all Ohio schools can get better, and he believes the focus should be less on new policy and more on school building-level implementation.“I come into this position with the opinion and the belief ...

First-grade teacher Miriam Jacoby works with a group of students Friday at Springfield Christian School. Students from five Springfield City School District schools will be eligible for state scholarships to attend private schools for the 2015-16 school year. Bill Lackey/Staff

Study: Private schools don’t boost scores for voucher-users

Ohio students who attended private schools thanks to vouchers performed worse on state tests than comparable students who remained in struggling public schools, according to a report from the Fordham Institute, which said it was surprised by the results. The report said Ohio’s 10-year-old EdChoice voucher program has caused slight ...

 
 

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