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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - OH: Education

Researchers say engaging a child during reading time can help build literacy skills. (ThomasLife/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Experts have long recommended that children be introduced to reading as early as possible. Now, new research can help parents make story times even more beneficial for their little ones. An international study headed by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center f

Schools around the nation are seeing an increasingly diverse student body, which can create racial- and social-justice challenges in the classroom. (U.S. Department of Education)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Teachers, administrators and other voices in education from Ohio and other states are working together this week to confront some of the top issues facing public education. President of the Ohio Education Association, Becky Higgins, is among the 300-some Ohioans at the National E

Ohio schools receive more than $51 million in federal Medicaid funding to pay for health services such as speech therapy. (Lynne Featherstone/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – House Republicans this week may release a revised version of their health-care plan, which could jeopardize funding for school health services in Ohio. According to a report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Ohio schools receive more than $51 million in feder

A new report suggests aggressive action to remove the threat of lead contamination in drinking water at Ohio schools. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new report suggests lead contamination is a serious and pervasive problem in Ohio schools, and calls for aggressive action to eliminate it. Research from the Environment America Research and Policy Center showed that Ohio is one of more than a dozen states failing to protect ch

The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, includes provisions to ensure all children have equal opportunities to succeed in school. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Research shows Ohio's 14,000 foster kids are likely to experience poor educational outcomes, and for the first time, school districts and child-protection agencies are collaborating to improve their educational stability. The federal "Every Student Succeeds Act" includes provisions

Some 775,000 kids ages 14 and under are treated in the nationís emergency rooms for sports related injuries annually. (Pixabay)

CINCINNATI - Along with a winning attitude, health experts say Ohio athletes should also play smart as the Fall sports season kicks into gear. Each year, over 775,000 kids ages 14 and under are treated in the nation's emergency rooms for sports-related injuries, according to the American Academy of

The Democratic Party platform rejects high-stakes testing and teacher evaluations based on student test scores. (Democratic National Convention)

PHILADELPHIA - An educational leader from the Buckeye State is among those at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The president of the Ohio Education Association, Becky Higgins, is serving as a delegate, and said she's excited to get a glimpse at what the future of education will loo

About one in five American children lives in poverty. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

CLEVELAND – As the presidential campaigns ramp up, some experts say one of the country's biggest black eyes is being ignored. Child poverty has gotten worse in many states, including Ohio, since the end of the Great Recession. An estimated one-in-five children in the U.S. lives in a family

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