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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2018 


Trump now says he misspoke as he stood side by side with Putin. Also on the Wednesday rundown: a Senate committee looks to weaken the Endangered Species Act; and public input is being sought on Great Lakes restoration.

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Public News Service - OH: Education

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

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

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