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    PNS Daily News - September 4, 20150 


    Our news today includes a report on the drive for criminal charges against car company executives; a new ranking on where to go for jobs in clean energy; and why the millennial generation may need some confidence boosting.

Education

Sustainable practices are both implemented and taught at Missouri State University, which now offers a minor in the field. Credit: MSU Office of Communications.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sustainability is more than just a trend or a buzzword – it's now a minor at Missouri State University, which joins a growing list of schools offering undergraduate coursework in the field. Jordan Schanda, the university's sustainability coordinator, says while many ...Read More

An initiative aimed at low-income students plans to help them gain job skills and a living wage after high school graduation. Credit: idealistock.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - For more than a fourth of Minnesota high school seniors, this will be their last year of formal schooling, and new efforts in parts of the state aim to ensure that those entering the workforce upon graduation will be ready. Tanya Paley, director of strategic operations for the Uni ...Read More

Data engineers and mobile app developers are expected to be among the hottest IT jobs in 2016. Credit: jppi/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois college grads and career changers got some good news on Wednesday, when recruiting company Robert Half International released its 2016 Salary Guide. It projects that starting pay in the information-technology field will increase 5 percent next year, with data engineers a ...Read More

Wisconsin schools may soon display colored flags to represent the air quality on that day. Credit: American Lung Association in Wisconsin.

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The American Lung Association in Wisconsin is providing air quality flags to school districts around the state free of charge. The five colored flags reveal at a glance the day's air quality from good air to very unhealthy air. Knowing the day's air quality is important ...Read More

Eating fresh is one of the many ways to healthier communities in Kentucky. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - There's a message being sent to civic leaders across Kentucky that a healthy community is about much more than hospitals and clinics. Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, says it's also about where you work, education, transportation and fo ...Read More

School Attendance Awareness Month kicks-off in September and in Connecticut there is special emphasis in Hartford Public Schools where six-in-10 students are chronically absent from class. Credit: woodleywonderworks via wiki commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Nationwide, nearly one in 10 students is chronically absent from school, but as School Attendance Awareness month kicks off tomorrow, some Connecticut districts are coping with much higher absentee rates. Mario Flores is director of school climate and culture for Hartford P ...Read More

Doctors say developmental screening should be part of every well-child visit. Credit: DocsforTots.org

NEW YORK - Many children are about to start school for the first time, but doctors say the key to successful learning may be found long before children enter a classroom. In the first years of life, according to pediatricians, children's brains develop at a remarkable rate, and developmental proble ...Read More

Schools are opening with no state dollars as the budget impasse continues. Credit: fairfundingpa.org

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The budget impasse between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican legislators has schools scrambling to keep their doors open. Some school districts are borrowing money while others are cutting courses, increasing class size and furloughing teachers, said Mike Crossey, president of the Penn ...Read More

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