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.
SEATTLE – It's sometimes unclear how much goes over kids' heads and how much they're absorbing. But according to research from the University of Washington, children as young as four could be picking up nonverbal social biases from adults. Allison Skinner, lead author of the research, said t
SEATTLE - Children who rely on school meal programs often struggle with hunger over the summer, when access to meal programs is limited. According to a report from the Food Research and Action Center, Washington saw a 27 percent increase in average participation per day in summer nutrition programs
SEATTLE - It's National Volunteer Week, a celebration of all those who give their time to support their communities, and Washingtonians get high marks for their service. One-third of the state's residents volunteered, giving 155 million hours of their time in 2014, according to the Corporation for
SEATTLE - Syria will enter its fifth year of a civil war next month, and since the fighting started nearly 4 million refugees have fled across the country's borders. The displaced refugees end up in camps in bordering countries such as Jordan and Turkey, where medical supplies are hard to come by,
SEATTLE - A new study of bilingual and monolingual toddlers could be reason for Washington 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 monolin
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Part-time college instructors and faculty are uniting this week for better pay and greater job security. Campus Equity Week brings attention to Washington's growing number of temporary, part-time instructors, often called adjuncts. Michael Boggess is an adjunct professor at Pierc
LONGVIEW, Wa. - After the final school bell rings today, students from Washington and across the country will still be continuing their educations. That's because many students will be participating in after-school programs. It's all part of Gov. Jay Inslee's declaration that Oct. 22 is "Lights On
YAKIMA, Wash. - Part of a new school year is working parents' annual hunt for safe places for kids to go after school hours. Five organizations in Washington learned this month there's more money in their budget for after-school programs, as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Initiative.