“As I travel the state, I often hear from teachers about students who are struggling with poverty, parental addiction, or even the pressures of social media,” Governor DeWine said. “Kids of today are facing unprecedented challenges at home that come with them into the classroom. With this funding, students will receive the wraparound supports they need, so that teachers and administrators can put their focus into academics.”
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This investment was part of DeWine’s Children’s Initiative, which he developed to elevate the importance of children’s programming in Ohio and drive improvements within the many state programs that serve children.