Four Clark County area school districts will receive grant money to help meet the requirements of a new early literacy law.
The Clark County Educational Service Center has received $203,000 in grant money from the Ohio Department of Education to help Greenon, Southeastern, Yellow Springs and North Union school districts develop plans for early literacy and reading instruction.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is awarding $7.2 million for projects to help children safely walk or bike to school.
The grants announced this week in the Safe Routes to School Program go to 58 projects. The money will help with constructing or improving crosswalks and sidewalks and will support efforts to educate children about being safe on the way to school.
Ohio first lady Karen Kasich says the projects encourage walking or biking to school and can help cut pollution and traffic.
It looks like a controversial bill affecting student voting might not have enough support to make it in the budget after all.
Democratic State Representative Debbie Phillips says courts have ruled college students who attend Ohio universities full time can vote as Ohioans if they want. She’s taking issue with a part of the proposed budget that would mandate state universities to lose money if they give these students credentials needed to vote.