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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 - NM: Education

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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

New Mexico students are required to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, but there's concern about whether the results truly reflect a school's quality. (The Inspired Classroom)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The head of New Mexico's teachers' union says the growing divide among public schools getting 'A' grades and those getting 'F's' on assessment tests is a sign the testing system doesn't work. New Mexico is one of nine states that still use the controversial PARCC tests - Par

Cleaner school buses could improve the state's air pollution levels, but will New Mexico opt to spend its share of the Volkswagen emissions settlement to support that goal? (Children's Clean Air Network)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A New Mexico group plans to advocate for cleaner school buses in meetings this week to discuss how the state's money from the Volkswagen settlement should be spent. New Mexico's share of the federal settlement is $18 million after Volkswagen was caught cheating on federal

New Mexico students return to the classroom this week as a judge decides whether the state will be required to change the way public schools are funded. (teacher.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Teachers in New Mexico facing larger class sizes and fewer resources when they return to the classroom this week hope a pending judgment in a lawsuit will force the state to do something about the situation. The lawsuit alleges the state's education system fails to meet its

A new report ranks New Mexico 49th in the nation for children's well-being, and family advocates are working to determine how to improve that. (Pixabay/Creative Commons)

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – New Mexico is second to last among states in rankings for children's well-being just out today. The Annie E. Casey Foundation compiles 16 indicators of how kids and families are doing in terms of the economy, education, health and community conditions in its 2017 KIDS COU

Gov. Susana Martinez funds higher education and state government, which could end the special session of the New Mexico Legislature today, although a dispute over the full budget remains.  (Puroticorico/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Legislature returns from the holiday weekend with both signatures and vetoes from Gov. Susana Martinez on budgetary bills they've been working on in a special session since last Wednesday. The continuing standoff with Martinez is over her refusal to raise taxe

The State Preschool Yearbook shows how well - or not - early-childhood education is being provided across the country. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The annual State of Preschool yearbook was released by the National Institute of Early Education Research this week, and it shows varying quality and quantity of pre-kindergarten education between the states in 2016. Steve Barnett is the director of the Institute at Rutgers

Kids in New Mexico are helping monitor water for the protection of generations to come. (Photo: Sierra Club Rio Grande)

VALDEZ, N.M. -- "Water Sentinels" is a volunteer monitoring program started by the Sierra Club to survey rivers and streams the Environmental Protection Agency has neglected. And in rural New Mexico, its membership is increasingly made up of school kids. They inspect the Rio Hondo, Rio Fernando, R

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