Ohio State, Columbus join to give 100 teachers free tuition


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University and the city of Columbus are leading a partnership that will provide free tuition to 100 early childhood teachers.

Ohio State President Michael Drake and Mayor Andrew Ginther plan an event Thursday to announce the details.

The scholarship program will benefit Ohio State’s Early Head Start Partnership. It’s a nationally recognized initiative that provides education, health and community support for children and families in at-risk neighborhoods. The partnership will allow recipients to get a bachelor’s degree tuition-free.

Other partners in the program include Columbus State Community College and Action for Children, a private nonprofit that provides child care and early learning information and resources.

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