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The education culture war is raging. But for most parents, it’s background noise

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Math textbooks axed for their treatment of race; a viral Twitter account directing ire at LGBTQ teachers; a state law forbidding classroom discussion of sexual identity in younger grades; a board book for babies targeted as “pornographic.” Lately it seems there’s a new controversy erupting every day over how race, gender… Read More

Finn Washburn, 9, receives an injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in San Jose, Calif.

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize booster shots for kids ages 5 through 11

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Children ages 5 through 11 who’ve received two shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may soon be eligible for a booster. That’s if the Food and Drug Administration agrees to a request made Tuesday by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech to authorize their booster shot for kids in this age range…. Read More

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An Athens Co. Children Services employee allegedly misled investigators in a rape case

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An employee of Athens County Children Services accused of misleading law enforcement in the investigation of an alleged rape of a child in foster care turned herself in on Wednesday. Jamie Mays surrendered to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office on a charge out of Athens County for obstructing justice, a felony… Read More

A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared during a pop-up vaccine clinic at Cristo Rey Church in East Austin. The photo shows two gloved hands holding an upside down syringe and vaccine dose

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Moderna is hoping to get the green light to administer a pediatric, low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to under 6 years of age, it said in a statement. The pharmaceutical company will submit a request to the Food and Drug Administration “in the coming weeks” for authorization for… Read More

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With child nutrition waivers expiring, school leaders fear kids will go hungry

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Ohio Valley ReSource · With child nutrition waivers expiring, school leaders fear kids will go hungry MAYFIELD, Ky. (OVR) — Pizza is on the menu at Mayfield High School, a favorite among the 200 students that pour into the western Kentucky cafeteria, grabbing red trays and finding their place in line during the lunch rush…. Read More

Students play at recess on an outdoor court at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on March 07, 2022 in New York City.

Two years ago schools shut down around the world. These are the biggest impacts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Two years ago this month, schools closed their doors in 185 countries. According to UNESCO, roughly 9 out of 10 schoolchildren worldwide were out of school. It would soon be the biggest, longest interruption in schooling since formal education became the norm in wealthier countries in the late 19th century. At… Read More

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The FDA postpones a highly anticipated meeting on the Pfizer vaccine for young kids

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A highly anticipated meeting of expert advisers to discuss whether to recommend the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for young children has been postponed. The Food and Drug Administration said Pfizer told the agency that new data have recently emerged regarding its emergency use authorization request for the Pfizer vaccine… Read More

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Children services’ group tells Congress about crisis among Ohio workers, kids in foster care

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) —More than half the caseworkers in Ohio’s children services agencies are at serious risk of mental health problems because of what they’re dealing with at work. And the complex issues kids in foster care are facing is creating a crisis for many of them too. That’s according to research presented to… Read More

A nurse administers a pediatric dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to a girl at a L.A. Care Health Plan vaccination clinic at Los Angeles Mission College in the Sylmar neighborhood in Los Angeles, Ca., January 19, 2022.

COVID-19 vaccine for young kids could be ready this month

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Updated February 1, 2022 at 7:42 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The last age group of the population unable to get a Covid-19 vaccine may soon be able to do so — and much earlier than anticipated. Pfizer-BioNTech is expected to file a submission for emergency use to the Food and Drug Administration for… Read More

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Parents struggle for support in Ohio Valley child care ‘deserts’

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Parents struggle for support in Ohio Valley child care ‘deserts’ ATHENS, Ohio (OVR) — Stacy Bilodeau has wanted to go back to work for years, but she can’t because she doesn’t have child care. The mother of two from Murray, Ky. is the only one available to look after her kids… Read More

Woman and her children circle the Penrose stairs of funding.

The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here’s what else it did

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Blink and you could have missed it. For six months, the United States experimented with an idea that’s new here but is already a backstitch in the social fabric of many wealthy nations: a monthly cash payment to help families cover the costs of raising children. Less than a year in,… Read More

A classroom is seen at the new East Elementary school, in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Lawmakers are looking to help Ohio kids who lost academic ground during the pandemic

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s education leaders say they know some kids lost ground when most of the state’s schools went to remote learning in the early days of the pandemic. And since then, a lot of effort has gone into making sure schools can keep kids in the classroom. Some schools have installed… Read More

A Hollywood, Calif., classroom sits empty in August 2020. At least 3,229 schools around the U.S. announced they were canceling in-person learning as of Monday evening.

Officials are determined to keep schools open, despite omicron

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Updated January 3, 2022 at 7:05 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As the coronavirus pandemic slides into a fifth school semester, there is less appetite than ever among U.S. leaders for schools to go remote, even though cases — and with them, pediatric hospitalizations — are rising. According to Burbio, an organization that tracks… Read More

A masked student walks the hallway at Worthington Kilbourne High School in March 2021, as students came back to in-person learning with a mask mandate in place.

Ohio hospitals ask schools to keep or bring back mask mandates to help with soaring COVID numbers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state hit a record for COVID hospitalizations yesterday, and medical professionals are now battling the fast-spreading omicron variant while still dealing with the delta variant. 5,356 COVID-positive patients in Ohio hospitals now – a new pandemic record, passing the old one of 5,308 set on December 15, 2020…. Read More

Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

The U.S. sees rise in pediatric COVID patients as WHO warns of global ‘tsunami’ of cases

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The World Health Organization is warning of a global “tsunami” of COVID cases as the omicron surge builds on the delta wave. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a significant surge in U.S. pediatric hospital admissions in the last week, particularly in Illinois, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey and… Read More

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Ohio to use new technology to get more adoptable kids in forever homes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are 16,000 kids in foster care in Ohio and around 3,100 who are awaiting adoption now. And Ohio will become the first state in the country to use new mapping tool technology to help place adoptable kids in forever homes. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, who himself was adopted… Read More

A pedestrian bridge outside of the Shriners Hospital for Children Medical Center in Lexington.

Ohio Valley childhood obesity rates have increased, putting kids at greater risk of severe COVID-19 illness

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Childhood obesity & covid FRANKFORT, Ky. (OVR) — In October, University of Kentucky Children’s hospital reported a substantial rise in children hospitalized for COVID-19. The escalation began in July. Dr. Sean McTigue, medical director for pediatric infection prevention and control said all hospitalized children had one thing in common. “So our… Read More

Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Nearly 1 million kids ages 5-11 will have their first COVID shots by the end of today

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Beloved stuffed animals in hand, they lined up at schools, pop-up clinics and children’s hospitals to do something that little kids generally hate to do: get a shot. COVID vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds began in earnest late last week, ramping up over the weekend and early this week. By the… Read More

Ari Blank got a comforting hand squeeze from his mom in May as he was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

FDA authorizes use of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. This lower-dose formulation of the companies’ adult vaccine was found to be safe and 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19. The agency acted Friday after a panel of independent scientists advising the FDA strongly supported… Read More

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Sweet Treats on Broad Street – YMCA of Parkersburg


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Put on your costumes, gather your friends and family, and join us at the YMCA of Parkersburg for a sweet time! Sweet Treats on Broad Street is a family-friendly, Halloween celebration for the entire community! All activities are FREE, but donations are accepted. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Indoor Trick-Or-Treat (socially distant style with hands-free candy systems) Character… Read More

Advocates for foster children on Zoom, talking about the bill

Ohio bill would give foster children a “bill of rights”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two Democratic Ohio lawmakers are sponsoring what’s being called the “Foster Youth Bill of Rights” that they say will give at least 15,000 children in the state’s custody more knowledge about their options and give them more of a voice in their care. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports the… Read More

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What parents need to know about vaccinating young children against COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The White House laid out plans Wednesday for children between the ages of 5 and 11 to soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If approved, shots could begin as soon as November. But many parents are still wondering about whether to get their children vaccinated. Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, lead epidemiologist for the… Read More

The KFC in Athens is just one on many business looking for employees.

Lawmakers want to let teens work later on a school night

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The bill would allow 14- and 15-year-olds to work until 9pm on a school night. Current law says those teenagers have to stop working at 7pm when they have school the next day. Sen. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) said the bill, SB251, requires approval by parents. “They’re still not able… Read More