Children’s Defense Fund Ohio

Survey: Ohio middle-of-the-road on education, child health and economic well-being

BY: - June 22, 2021

In a national survey on child well-being, Ohio was middle of the pack when it came to growth indicators. The data, collected through the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked Ohio 31st nationally in overall child well-being, calculated using indicators of economic well-being, education, health, and family and community context. Compared to 2019 numbers, Ohio was […]

Subject of ’91 education funding lawsuit sees hope in new formula in state budget

BY: - May 6, 2021

In 1991, Sheridan High School freshman Nathan DeRolph thought Ohio’s education funding formula would change before he entered college. He and his parents had filed a lawsuit against the state that would eventually make it to the Ohio Supreme Court, fighting against the overreliance on property taxes built into public school funding. “I kind of […]

Pandemic disparities mirrored pre-existing conditions for low-income families, minorities, report shows

BY: - April 1, 2021

An annual report analyzing how children faired in the nation in the last year showed harrowing effects from COVID-19, but mainly found the same disparities that existed before the pandemic. The study conducted by the advocacy group Children’s Defense Fund, which has a chapter in Ohio, used federal and state data, along with statistics from […]

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 […]

Child health in Ohio impacted by food insecurity, racial disparities, broadband access. Pandemic impact still unknown.

BY: - August 14, 2020

Infant mortality, broadband connectivity, and racial disparities have been named as major impacts on child health and success, especially as the pandemic continues to create uncertainty educationally and economically throughout the state. A state child advocacy group released its analysis of child welfare before the pandemic, and said the data should be a guide for […]