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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2019 


Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - OH: Education

In Ohio, 67 percent of residents who receive food assistance live in families with children. (Jaro Larnos/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a sigh of relief from anti-poverty groups in Ohio when the U.S. Congress protected the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the 2018 Farm Bill. However, they're holding their breath once again. After more than a year of hard-fought negotiations and

Besides responding to threats in the district, school resource officers help connect a child's education to their family life and the real world. (Raymond Wambsgans/Flickr)

By Anna Huntsman/Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration A new Ohio law is making millions available for schools to implement new safety measures, such as training new school resource officers. In addition to authorizing $14 million in gran

Children in nine Ohio counties receive food during the summer through the state's Rural Summer Food Program. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – People are working throughout Ohio in programs to ensure children don't go hungry during the summer. It's estimated that one in five Ohio children struggles with hunger, and the Summer Food Service Program has nearly 1,500 sites serving free, healthy meals to children up to

A major revision to school district transportation funding affects more than half of Ohio’s more than 600 school districts. (Ben Orner)

By Ben Orner/ Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Every school day at the Acomb household begins with a chaotic morning. Mike and Lindsay have four children – ages 6, 8, 10 and 12 – who need to catch multiple buses every mo

Some Ohio school and teachers groups are concerned that an education consolidation bill was drafted without their consultation. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio House committee continues to debate a bill that would change the oversight of education in the state. If passed, HB 512 would fuse the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development into one ag

Research shows community-based alternatives to detention for nonviolent juvenile offenders can result in better outcomes. (Pixabay).

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Putting children who get into trouble on the right path can be challenging, and a newer approach to the problem is seeing great success in Ohio. This week, juvenile justice, child welfare, and public safety leaders are at the inaugural Ohio Juvenile Detention Alternatives In

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

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