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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Public News Service - KY: Education

This placemat has a message for Kentucky kids: eat healthily. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Diabetes is increasing among Kentucky children, prompting health experts and educators to join forces to help kids and their parents understand the importance of eating healthy. On National Healthy Lunch Day, placemats full of nutrition tips will be given to elementary stude

According to a new report, Kentucky was one of just 13 states that cut funding for higher education this past year (Greg Stotelmyer)

RICHMOND, Ky. - Kentucky has made some of the deepest cuts to state funding for higher education since the recession took hold in 2008, according to a new national report released today. When adjusted for inflation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report said, state funding per student i

Face It, an awareness campaign on how to look for and address child abuse and neglect is having a positive impact in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- While statistics about child abuse and neglect in Kentucky are alarming, experts say progress is being made across the Commonwealth to educate parents, child care and health care providers and law enforcement on how to both spot and address the problem. In 2015, nearly 18,000 Ke

This is one of three tiny houses being built this school year by students in eastern Kentucky, a project designed to build new skills for the region's changing economy. (KY Valley Educational Cooperative)

PHELPS, Ky. – The popularity of tiny houses has become a teaching tool for dozens of vocational education and technology students in eastern Kentucky. Students from five counties are earning credits in math, science and English, as well as construction and business skills, as they build thre

A new report highlights the impact income, race and geography are having on the well-being of children in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – Where children live, their families' income and their race impact their chance to thrive, according to a new report card on child well-being in Kentucky. The Kids Count 2016 County Data Book provides a snapshot of how kids are doing in each of the state's 120 counties.

A national report shows core funding for K-12 education in Kentucky is falling behind. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new national report shows that when education dollars are adjusted for inflation and student population, 23 states, including Kentucky, provide less core funding to elementary and secondary schools now than when the recession began. The Center on Budget and Policy Prioritie

Young people are the future of Kentucky, and may also be the source of some

HAZARD, Ky. – With Eastern Kentuckians looking for ways to re-energize their region, collaborative efforts are popping up – including the "Big Ideas Fest for Appalachia," on Friday in Hazard. Organizers say the focus is on growing and diversifying the economy through innovation and coll

With the start of school nearing, civic, faith and business groups across Kentucky are sponsoring school supply drives. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The calendar tells you all you need to know. The start of school is near and store aisles are filled with parents and their children buying school supplies. But, for some parents it's a huge financial burden. That's where civic, faith and business groups are stepping up. In the gre

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