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Since 2001, the national high school graduation rate has increased from about 71 percent to 84 percent. In 2016 in Ohio, the graduation rate was slightly lower than the national average, at 83.5 percent. But while these numbers are showing improvement, millions of students nationwide still quit high school each year.

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When it comes to giving your child’s education a boost, it’s never too soon to start. Research has shown that early childhood education has significant long-term benefits for children.

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According to Fusion’'s 2015 documentary, “Prison Kids: A Crime Against America’'s Children,” there are roughly 60,000 children behind bars in America,– more than in any other nation. 

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For some kids, a visit to their grandparents is a special occasion, but an increasing number of children are now being raised by their grandparents. 

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Last month the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the poverty rate in Ohio fell one percentage point, to 14.8 percent. But poverty in Greater Cincinnati continues to be a real and growing concern. 

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Called the “invisible victims” of the heroin epidemic, children of addicts are suffering as their parents use and sometimes overdose. 

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It’'s normal for kids to experience some anxiety, such as before the first day of school or a big test. 

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Toxic stress occurs in children when they experience prolonged episodes of physical or emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness or economic hardship without adult support. 

The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society is now known as the Cincy Music Series, and it's responsible for bringing a wide array of musical performers and genres to the city to raise funds for children's education and health efforts.

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While it may have been a more accepted practice in the past, spanking children can be a controversial topic nowadays. Some parents may think it is appropriate but an increasing number of parents are choosing to forgo the paddle. 

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With the internet, smart devices and social media, kids today have access to more information and opportunities to interact with more people than ever before. And that makes them more vulnerable than ever before to online predators, cyberbullying and  exposure to inappropriate material.

  At any given time, there is an average of 850 abused and neglected children, from newborns to age 17, in Hamilton County custody. The need for qualified foster families to care for these children is constant.  And between 1,000 and 1,300 Ohio foster youths age out of the system each year when they turn 18, agencies are trying to change that.

  Science camps, sports camps, history camps, etiquette camps, and good old-fashioned get-outside-and-play camps, there are hundreds of local day and overnight programs available for kids this summer. 4C for Children Education and Outreach Coordinator Shelly Nelson, JB Woodruff, co-founder of CampFinder.co, and psychologist Stephen Gray Wallace, director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education at Susquehanna U

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