Entries by Greg Dzuris

Ohio ranks near top of states for school voucher spending

Ohio’s increase in school voucher spending this year for the EdChoice Expansion Program sets up the state to rank near the top nationally when it comes to taxpayer use of voucher dollars to attend private schools. This is not only because of the increase in voucher money for each child but also because of an […]

The Top 10 Elementary, Middle Schools in Ohio

The U.S. News & World Report released a ranking of Ohio’s top elementary and middle schools Thursday, assessing nearly 80,000 schools across the country. Each year, U.S. News & World Report has traditionally released a ranking list of high schools and universities in the country, and this year, they are also ranking elementary and middle […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. While every day should usher in opportunities to support each others’ emotional well-being, this month we shine a spotlight on mental health issues in the hopes of destigmatizing these diagnoses and supporting those in need. There’s never been a more relevant time for these reflections. Data from a CDC […]

Screentime & the Developing Brain

Earlier this month, a study published by Harvard University’s Center for the Developing Child concluded that letting infants watch tablet, phone, and TV screens might have negative effects on their academic achievement and emotional well-being down the road. This long-term study evaluated nearly 500 children using an EEG at 1, 1-1/2, and 9 years of […]

Vaping Guidance

From 2011 to 2019, the CDC reported a 900% increase in vaping for teens in high school. Vaping refers to the inhalation of aerosolized particles of a drug (marijuana or nicotine), mixed with flavoring. Most vaping devices contain a battery for power, a heating element, a place to insert the drug-containing liquid that will be […]

Separation Anxiety in Children

As the school year gets underway, we start the weekday routine of saying goodbye as parents leave for work and children leave for school. For some, however, this parting of ways and the time leading up to it can be paralyzingly scary. Sometimes there’s an event to blame, perhaps a change in the family dynamic, […]

What’s new in COVID boosters?

The FDA has approved an emergency use authorization for a new bivalent booster shot to aid in the fight against COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know about these new vaccines. Q: What is a bivalent vaccine? A: Bivalent refers to the two separate virus strains whose mRNA instructions are included in the new booster […]