PNS Daily News - February 22, 2017
We’re covering stories from across the nation including: new immigration policies released by the Trump administration; Obama’s transgender student bathroom rules could be reversed; and some senators weigh-in on the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- With the start of a new school year, there's renewed interest in a bill passed unanimously by the Oregon Legislature in 2015, aimed at improving programs for Oregon's 57,000 students learning English. Many school districts have struggled to provide proper instruction for English-
PORTLAND, Ore. - A new study of bilingual and monolingual toddlers could be reason for Oregon parents to share this story in two languages. Research in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology shows children learning two languages perform better at certain problem-solving tasks than their mon
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Progress Report for Oregon Children released today notes a lack of progress on issues connected to a child's success in life. Children First for Oregon issued the report, which found that a child in Oregon has a one-in-five chance of being poor, even if at least one parent work
SALEM, Ore. - The state budget proposal from Gov. John Kitzhaber this week sets the tone for what looks to be months of tough decisions ahead in Salem. In pre-session meetings the last couple of days, legislators heard some of the reasoning behind the budget line items, as well as public reactions.
PORTLAND, Ore. - To help low-income children, help their parents at the same time to get onto more stable financial footing. That's the message in a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report says programs and policies with the best intentions often focus on either kids or parents as
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's quality of life is different depending on the color of a child's skin. That's the conclusion of the 2014 County Data Book, which includes research about the opportunities for children growing up in the state. In every county, Children First for Oregon says children of colo
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregonians from two generations are learning by pairing older volunteers with children who need extra help with reading, writing and math. The AARP Experience Corps places tutors in high-need classrooms around the country, including seven districts in the Portland metro area
PORTLAND, Ore. - A new national survey confirms what many parents in Oregon already know: The average cost at child-care centers is the least affordable in the nation, relative to family income. According to the group Child Care Aware, the average price of infant care in Oregon tops $13,000 a year.