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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2017 


Attorney General Sessions tight-lipped before the Senate Judiciary Committee; a new report says birth control access is critical for both health and economic security; and expect a personal touch to finances as today marks Credit Union Day.

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Public News Service - MN: Early Childhood Education

There are about 10,000 licensed child-care providers in Minnesota. (Tyler Hoff/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is first in the nation to use a new online tool that's designed to help both child-care providers and parents understand more about who and what is available for licensed child-care. Angie Bowman is the data programs manager for Child Care Aware of Minnesota, she

By 2035, children will outnumber Minnesotans over age 65. (Photo courtesy Children's Defense Fund - MN.)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Once a year, the Children's Defense Fund releases a slew of data that show how well children are doing in Minnesota. That report comes out today and it shows the Minnesota population getting older and more ethnically diverse. A key finding, says the Children's Defense Fund

More schools are using locally grown food. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

MINNEAPOLIS – October is national Farm-to-School Month. Policymakers in Minnesota have been building the relationship between farmers and K-12 students for about 10 years, and it's paying off. Erin McKee, farm-to-institution director for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says a

More than half of Americans don't have adequate access to quality, affordable child care in their neighborhoods, according to a new study. (Tom Reynolds/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – There's good news and bad in newly released data about the supply of good quality child care. The bad news is 26 percent of Minnesotans live in so-called child care deserts, without sufficient care for the families who need it. The good news is that Minnesota ranks better

There are about 18,000 day-care centers and 9,000 in-home child-care providers in Minnesota. (Grant Barrett/Creative Commons)<br />

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tens of thousands of Minnesota children and their families stand to benefit from new federal requirements for child-care providers. There is new training in 11 specific areas for providers in the Child Care Assistance Program, from dispensing medicine to emergency preparedness. Co

Lawmakers in Minnesota are debating funding for early-childhood education programs. (Sierra Neely)

ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- A new in-depth look at children’s access to programs - part of Minnesota's new Early-Childhood Longitudinal Data System - finds that children of color, Native Americans and lower-income children are more likely than their wealthier, white peers to be enrolled in at least on

Studies say early-childhood education has a long-lasting effect on children. (USDA)

MINNEAPOLIS – Six thousand families in Minnesota are on the waiting list to get child-care assistance, and 84 percent of the kids in the state that qualify for the program are not enrolled. The 2016 Minnesota Kids Count Data Book has been released, and it calls for more funding and a two-gener

More than 69 million children are cared for outside the home every weekday in the United States. (Mike Baca)

MINNEAPOLIS – Each weekday in the United States, 69 million children are cared for outside of the home, including 11 million children younger than five years old. Not only is affordable quality care a necessity for all of these families, but emergency plans for child-care providers are critica

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