children

An estimated 37,000 American kids lost a parent to COVID-19, study finds

BY: - April 9, 2021

An estimated 37,000 to 43,000 American children lost a parent to COVID-19 as of February, according to research published this week. Among the findings, which appeared in JAMA Pediatrics, children aged 0 to 17 experienced a surge in what’s known as “parental bereavement” of somewhere between 17.5% and 20.2%. Of those 37,000 who lost a […]

COMMENTARY

Ohio’s children will carry the scars of 2020 for decades to come

BY: - March 4, 2021

The conversation about in-person schooling has shifted substantially in the past few months. While experts have been emphasizing the importance of in-person learning for young children for nearly a year now, public worries about COVID-19 have kept many children out of the classroom. Only now, with vaccination becoming available for teachers, are many school districts […]

Report: Rate of uninsured children rises significantly

BY: - October 12, 2020

After hitting a historically low rate in 2016, the number of uninsured children has gradually grown to eliminate progress made in the country. Ohio, alone, had a double-digit jump in the three-year study. Nationally, the rate of children not covered by medical insurance was down to 4.7% in 2016, but started to increase again the […]

At least three Ohio children with COVID-19 died since June, but it’s not that simple

BY: - August 28, 2020

People who knew Dorielis Reyes-Paula, a 9-year-old from Middletown, Ohio, described her as a curious student, bouncing down the hallways of Wildwood Elementary and picking dandelion flowers for her teachers. She contracted COVID-19 in May, according to a GoFundMe page her mother established. She was hospitalized, lost movement in parts of her body, and lost […]

COMMENTARY

Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

BY: - June 23, 2020

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of manhood. I’ve had to teach my 13-year-old son that being perceived as a grown Black man can be dangerous. I am afraid for my son. […]