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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2018 


A day in court for the alleged Florida school shooter; also on our nationwide rundown; a 24 hour hotline "reignited" to support immigrants; plus a new study finds prescription drugs in the Hudson River from Troy all the way down to New York City.

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Public News Service - NM: Education

Enrollment in colleges across New Mexico fell 14 percent from 2010 to 2016. (hsf.net)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bill is advancing in the Legislature that would require high schools students to apply to at least one two or four-year college before they're allowed to graduate. Exceptions would be made for students who can show they've committed to military service, a vocational progra

New Mexico legislators are reviewing a new report on the state's dismal well-being of children as they start the 2018 lawmaking session. (wkkf.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The well-being of New Mexico children lags dramatically behind other states, and a new report says the only thing that will fix the problem is policy changes by state lawmakers. According to the latest report from Voices for Children, New Mexico has the highest overall child

School officials in Aztec, N. M., say they need more time to prepare teachers before they reopen the high school where two students were killed last week. (debate.org)

AZTEC, N.M. -- Classes are cancelled at all public schools in Aztec, N.M, today as staff and counselors prepare for emotional conversations, after a school shooting there took two students' lives last week. A 21-year-old gunman pretending to be a student at Aztec High School walked into the school

New science shows young people's brains are able to heal after trauma, meaning no child is a lost cause. (childtrends.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Improved science on adolescent brain development shows there are new ways to help the more-than 2,300 children in New Mexico's foster care system become successful adults. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report, "The Road to Adulthood," offers recommendations on how to trea

Proponents of spending New Mexico's windfall from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act violations on electric buses will rally in Albuquerque on Thursday. (Children's Clean Air Network)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health says 47,000 children in the state suffer from asthma, and that's why a coalition wants funds from the Volkswagen emissions-test settlement spent to transition diesel school buses to electric. A group will rally in Albuquerque Thursday t

New Mexico State University hosts its first conference this week to address sexual violence on campus. (sexualassaultassistanceprogram.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A New Mexico State University conference this week will help campus leaders be better prepared when victims of sexual assault, domestic violence or other disturbing events seek help. Lauri Millot, executive director of NMSU's campus equity office, said university professionals o

Diverse groups are opposing efforts to remove information about the Earth's age, evolution, climate change and more from New Mexico school science lessons. (NASA)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Opponents of proposed changes to New Mexico's public school science curriculum that would omit terms like "global warming" and “evolution,” will gather today for a rally - just before the Public Education Department meets to discuss the draft document. Critics sa

The University of New Mexico's

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Universities across the U.S. - including the University of New Mexico - are back in session. That means it's the start of what's known as the "Red Zone," a six-to-nine week time period when students are most at risk for sexual assault. UNM has launched its Reclaim the Red

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