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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - MO: Education

Kansas City Academy Principal Kory Gallagher says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' visit is an opportunity for the small school to showcase its academic philosophy, which is built on inclusion. (Kansas City Academy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It wasn't an easy decision to make, and Kory Gallagher didn't have much time to make it. The principal of Kansas City Academy - a private college preparatory school - received a call from the office of federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at 4 P.M. on a Friday, asking if

The curriculum at trauma-informed schools includes resilience-building activities and coping strategies. (Annie Spratt/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They're not bad kids, they've just experienced some bad things. That's how several hundred Missouri students about to enter what are known as "day treatment schools" are being described. The nonprofit Cornerstones of Care operates facilities in Kansas City, St. Louis and througho

University of Missouri officials say one of the unique benefits of staying in a dorm room is that you're at the center of campus life. (tpsdave/Pixabay)

COLUMBIA, Md. – Anyone want to return to college dorm-life - even just for one night? The University of Missouri is planning to offer dorm rentals to visitors, as an alternative to hotels. The creative strategy comes as freshman enrollment on the Columbia campus continues to decline. In all,

Kansas City, like most major cities, has grappled with how to improve its K-12 education system.  (David Wilson/Flickr)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Focusing on your biggest failures isn't a comfortable task, but education experts from across the United States converge on Kansas City Monday to do just that. The Failures to Fixes conference has drawn leaders in education reform from across the country, including from Ha

Environmental groups warn that some of the Trump administration's earliest actions could send Missouri's asthma rates even higher. (sierraclub.org)

ST. LOUIS - Environmental groups are warning that Missouri's asthma problems may only get worse if the Trump administration continues in the same direction as it did in its first 100 hours. Across the country, a coalition of groups has launched "100 Hours of Action" to oppose what they see as aggre

During the Dust Bowl years Missouri had the highest rate of soil erosion in the nation. (Missouri.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Advocates say all Missourians benefit from a tax that's been around since the 1980s. Back then, voters approved a one-tenth of one percent tax that is split between the Soil and Water Conservation District and the state park system. Last month Gov. Jay Nixon set the Novembe

The Missouri Legislature could approve a strong anti-abortion resolution this week, and that would mean voters ultimately decide whether to approve or deny it in November. (B. Smith)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri voters may be asked to change the state constitution to say life begins at conception. The House voted in favor of House Resolution 98 last week and now, it's the Senate's turn to debate it. The bill recognizes an unborn child as a person with a "right to life whic

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill to cut money going to education, saying lawmakers are breaking a promise to local schools. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have cut K-12 funding by more than $456 million. In his budget proposal, Nixon called for the opposite, an increase of $150 million for local public schools for fiscal year 2017. The governor on Wednesday held a public event

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