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PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Public News Service - MT: Early Childhood Education

Shawn Dailey, a client at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, which is scheduled to close by the end of the year. (Carol Dailey)

BOULDER, Mont. - Today a committee appointed by the governor is meeting to discuss the transfer of 52 severely developmentally disabled people from the 100-year-old Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, also known as MDC, to private facilities around the state. All the clients are at MDC becaus

Montana education advocates celebrate passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act. (jdurham/morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - Montana education advocates are praising the passage on Wednesday of a bill to replace No Child Left Behind. The Every Student Succeeds Act sailed through the U.S. Senate in a landslide and is expected to be signed by President Obama. Democratic Senator Jon Tester supported the bi

PHOTO: A new measuring tool from the U.S. Census Bureau shows great progress has been made in reducing child poverty rates in Montana. Photo credit: correualbana/Pixabay.com.

MISSOULA, Mont. - There's been a makeover in how to measure poverty in the U.S. and it shows there's been great progress in Montana. In fact, there are 39,000 fewer children in poverty than previously thought according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Thale Dillon, dir

GRAPHIC: Nearly half of Montana's children are growing up in low-income families. A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report recommends providing tools for better jobs and child care in a coordinated way to break the cycle of poverty.  Graphic courtesy of Montana Kids Count/photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

MISSOULA, Mont. - Lifting Montana children out of poverty requires an approach that focuses on parents and children at the same time. A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls that a commonsense solution that may seem obvious, but the reality is that programs for children and p

PHOTO: A new index that tracks how kids are doing in Montana breaks it down by race and ethnicity. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

MISSOULA, Mont. - A new index that tracks how kids are doing in Montana breaks it down by race and ethnicity. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report tabulates milestones and situations connected with child well-being, such as preschool attendance, math and reading test scores, health, and neighborhood

BILLINGS, Mont. - Being a parent is a tough job. Being a teen parent can be even tougher, which is why Planned Parenthood of Montana (PPMT) started a new program in Billings called Teen Success. It's designed to help teen-aged girls who are expecting, or already are mothers, to get on track emotiona

Helena, MT – A line item in the Congressional economic recovery package could bring benefits to Montana's youngest kids. The House and Senate versions of the bill set aside more than two billion dollars for Head Start, which is good news in Montana, where some Head Starts have waiting lists, a

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