Vice President Joe Biden plans to call attention to the high cost of college and the Obama administration's efforts to make it more affordable when he visits Ohio today.
Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are scheduled to visit Lincoln High School in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna.
The trip is Biden and Duncan's second stop to a presidential battleground state in as many months to talk about college affordability. Both visited Florida last month. And Biden plans to travel to Pennsylvania tomorrow to discuss the issue.
School buses will return later this month in a struggling Ohio school district where voters approved a tax increase after eight rejections.
The interim superintendent of the Little Miami Schools said at this week's school board meeting that the district is "standing in a hole" but is trying to get back up to ground level. The southwest Ohio school system has been under state supervision and listed in "fiscal emergency."
State officials want to change the way health care is delivered to the 190,000 Ohioans served by both Medicaid and Medicare, so the beneficiaries must only deal with a single entity to receive services.
The federal Medicare program serves the elderly and disabled, while Medicaid provides coverage for the poor though state and federal funding. The two operate fairly independently from each other.
An Ohio House bill that would expand policies against bullying in schools and online has cleared a Senate committee.
The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday approved House Bill 116 known as the Jessica Logan Act. The proposed legislation is named for a Cincinnati teenager who hanged herself in 2008 after weeks of bullying at her school.
State Sen. Joe Schiavoni says the bill includes several concepts from a similar bill he has proposed to address bullying.