Policy Round-Up: National data confirm alarming trends in childhood mental health and well-being

This week's update includes national data which confirm alarming trends in childhood mental and physical health, a feature of a Reynoldsburg elementary school for its use of a messaging translation app to communicate with families who don’t speak English at home, and a new data dashboard from Groundwork Ohio of key early childhood indicators in health, learning, well-being, and economic security. Read More

Policy Round-Up: Ohio’s chronic absenteeism rate jumps to 24%

Theis week's update includes data from the Ohio Department of Education show that the statewide chronic absenteeism rate increased to 24% in 2020-2021, up from 11% in 2019-2020, the unique real estate challenges faced by home child care providers, and new research underscoring the importance of evidence-based math curriculum for early learners. Read More