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PNS Daily Newscast - October 24, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; the Pentagon attempts to clear the air on the ambush of U.S. troops; high marks for the nation’s capital city in meeting the needs of immigrant children; and we’ll tell you why experts are encouraging expanded vision screening of kids.

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Public News Service - CA: Education

A new report shows that Asian and white children in California score significantly higher on measures of well-being compared to American Indian, Latino and African American kids. (Latino Outdoors)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has improved child well-being significantly since 2014 - but still needs to shrink the severe racial disparities that persist, according to a new report. The "2017 Race for Results" report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation comes out every three years and the la

California educators say it'll take more than an apple a day to fight changes to immigration and education policies that are affecting public schools. (Jmiltenburg/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Hundreds of educators are marching today - Cesar Chavez Day - in Sacramento to show their solidarity with immigrants in California and to oppose the immigration and education policies of the Trump administration. The march and rally kick off the 75th annual convention of the Ca

A new report says the state overuses suspensions for high schoolers, leading to more dropouts. (Darnok/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could save billions of dollars by reducing the number of high school suspensions and favoring rehabilitation over punishment, according to a new study by the California Dropout Research Project. Researchers followed more than 100 randomly chosen 10th graders

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PASADENA, Calif. – Low-wage workers won a victory with California's minimum-wage increase, in effect starting this week. The increases will be yearly and incremental, this year, it's 50 cents, bringing worker pay to $10.50 an hour and ultimately, to $15. But for many, it still isn't really en

Education advocates laud the passage of Propositions 55 and 58.(shironosov/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Supporters of public education say they're thrilled that voters passed both Propositions 55 and 58 by overwhelming margins. Prop 55 extended a tax on the wealthy for 12 years in order to send about $8 billion to public education annually, while lowering sales taxes. Joshua P

Dressed as Uncle Sam, Andrew Tonkovich, a lecturer in writing, poses with schoolchildren and Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove at a Prop 55 event at UC-Irvine on Monday. (Fred Glass/California Federation of Teachers)

IRVINE, Calif. – The campaign to pass Proposition 55 is taking a stand on campuses across California this week, with rallies yesterday at UC Irvine and Back Bay High School in Costa Mesa, and two more planned for Santa Cruz on Wednesday and Riverside on Thursday. Proposition 55 would maintai

Ed Jaramillo, left, president of the Peralta Federation of Teachers, and Al Young, right, manned a table at a Prop. 55 event at Laney College in Oakland on Tuesday. (Fred Glass/Calif. Federation of Teachers)

OAKLAND, Calif. - The campaign promoting Proposition 55 is ramping up, with supporters taking to the phone banks, walking the precincts and holding campus events, including one on Tuesday at Laney College in Oakland. Prop 55 would keep the temporary state income-tax increase in place for wealthy Ca

Children's advocates are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill they say would improve school accountability and close income-based achievement gaps in California. (shironosov/iStockphoto)

OAKLAND, Calif. – This week, more than 300 children's advocacy groups signed a public letter urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 2548. The bill directs the state to adopt what the groups believe is a better grading system for schools, that focuses on closing the achievement gap b

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