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Public News Service - OH: Education

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

300 Ohio educators join thousands from around the nation in Washington, D.C., to talk education this week. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Ohio's kids are enjoying a break from the books during the summer, educators are still on the job. Some teachers are getting more training or developing lesson plans and others are working to improve education policies. Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Associat

Ohio's child poverty rate of 23 percent has worsened since 2008. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The basic needs of Ohio's children are not being met, according to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book. The data released Tuesday ranked Ohio 26th for overall child well-being, the first time in four years the state has landed in the bottom half of states. Dawn Wallace-Pascoe, director

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