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PNS Weekend Newscast - June 25th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Public News Service - NY: Early Childhood Education

Government-funded preschool programs serve fewer than half of U.S. children. (San Josť Library/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The first presidential debate is scheduled for Monday night and advocates want to know what the candidates plan to do for children. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in Hempstead, N. Y., advocates for children want them to lay out their plans to meet the needs of the n

New York still owes public schools $3.9 billion under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Lawsuit. (Amanda Mills, USCDCP/PublicDomainImages)

NEW YORK - The National Labor Relations Board said charter schools are private corporations, not public schools, and are subject to federal labor law. The NLRB handed down decisions in two similar cases last week, involving union organizing at charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania. Accordin

Almost 90,000 4 year olds in upstate New York don't get full-day pre-K. (Lochoaymca/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - In 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to make pre-K for 4 year olds universal in New York, but a new report says many upstate children still are going without. The report, called Too Many Children Left Behind, says in the first year the state added $340 million of funding for pre-K, bu

Home visits help parents become their child's first teacher. (Ldorfman/Wikimedia Commons)

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. - The Family Service League in Suffolk County is offering a free school-readiness program to underserved families in the Bellport area. The Parent-Child Home Program serves parents and 2- to 3-year-old children with two years of intensive, twice-weekly home visits. Lisa Jamison

The House bill would no longer require states to link standardized test scores to teacher evaluations. Credit: Alberto G./flickr.com

NEW YORK - Teachers are calling a House vote to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act a "long-overdue reset of federal education policy." The bill, now called the "Every Student Succeeds Act," passed with bipartisan support. According to Carl Korn, spokesperson for New York Stat

Educators say the benefits of quality pre-K programs can last a lifetime. Credit: Lochoaymca/Wikimedia Commons.

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Albany sends New York City far more money for pre-K than other parts of the state, and Nassau County wants its fair share. Last year the state spent $340 million dollars on pre-K, and all but $40 million went to the city. According to Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos,

Helping parents help their young children makes a big difference in later years. Credit: Peter Merholz/Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK – Advocates say helping parents in distress help their kids can make a huge difference in the academic performance of those children in school. Parents who are recent immigrants or find themselves homeless are under a great deal of stress, and often have difficulty focusing on the ne

Good teacher training is considered fundamental to quality Pre-K programs. Credit: woodleywonderworks/commons.wikipedia.org

NEW YORK – It's quality that counts – that's what education advocates are saying about a recent study that found some children who attend Pre-K do worse by third grade. The study from Vanderbilt University found that children in Tennessee who went to Pre-K scored lower in second grade

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