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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 


    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

Early Childhood Education

The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program is meant to show kids the value of an education and a balanced work and family life. (daughtersandsonstowork.org)

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Girls and boys of all races and economic circumstances in Iowa get a first look at options they might not otherwise consider for their future on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Elesha Gayman is executive director of Women's Connection, a Davenport group that aims to insp ...Read More

Some adults believe children today are experiencing less close personal friendships than they did while growing up. (Pixabay)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Children today may have better technology and entertainment options than their parents did when growing up, but their health may not be as good. According to the results of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health over half of adults polled beli ...Read More

A new report is adding momentum to the push for more physical eduction in Virginia schools. (Pedro Dias/Flickr/Wikimedia)

RICHMOND, Va. - A new national report is adding momentum to the movement for more physical education in Virginia schools. A new law will boost K-5 physical activity requirements, but according to the 2016 Shape of the Nation report by SHAPE America and Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the A ...Read More

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today on a high profile immigration case, amid rallies in D.C., L.A., and across the country. (kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - California immigration rights groups are rallying in Los Angeles and in Washington D.C. today as the Supreme Court considers a highly controversial immigration case. The case involves the constitutionality of President Obama's "DAPA" program, which allows undocumented parents of U.S. ...Read More

Two-thirds of fourth-graders are not reading at grade level in the United States, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Reading Partners)

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 ...Read More

Wyoming students would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Students across the nation would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, but most states are dropping the ball on keeping kids active, according to a new report from Voices for Healthy Kids. Dr. Stephen Daniels, an American Academy of Pediatrics fellow, said PE progr ...Read More

Minority students are more than three times as likely to receive harsher punishments than white students in Denver's public schools, according to a report released Monday. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Minority students are more than three times as likely to receive harsher punishments than white students in Denver's public schools, according to a new report card released Monday. Ricardo Martinez, co-executive director for Padres and Jóvenes Unidos, the group that organized the cit ...Read More

A Boston-based children's advocacy group has filed a complaint against the

BOSTON - A Boston-based children's advocacy group says a video learning series is back at it again, making "unfounded claims" about infants' ability to learn, even during the first 18 months in the crib. Executive Director Josh Golin says his group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, first ...Read More

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