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PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2018 


It will be up to the U.S. Senate today to take the next step, if a government shutdown is to be averted; also in focus on our Friday rundown, President Trump extends Religious-Refusal Protections to health providers; and, we will tell you about a 15 year old in North Carolina who just formed a Political Action Committee.

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Public News Service - MO: Education

Retired military leaders in Missouri spearhead the effort to educate lawmakers on the link between quality preschool and a better prepared military and workforce. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Defense estimates that 71 percent of the roughly 34 million 17- to 24-year-olds in the United States would fail to qualify for enlistment in the military. Officials are sounding the alarm and bringing their message to Missouri lawmakers, calling for an

More than 100,000 Missouri children live in immigrant families. (26057/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The biggest barriers to success for Missouri's children are in the paths of black and Hispanic populations, and children from immigrant families, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks children's progress on a scale of one to 1,000, for mi

Kansas City Academy Principal Kory Gallagher says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' visit is an opportunity for the small school to showcase its academic philosophy, which is built on inclusion. (Kansas City Academy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It wasn't an easy decision to make, and Kory Gallagher didn't have much time to make it. The principal of Kansas City Academy - a private college preparatory school - received a call from the office of federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at 4 P.M. on a Friday, asking if

The curriculum at trauma-informed schools includes resilience-building activities and coping strategies. (Annie Spratt/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They're not bad kids, they've just experienced some bad things. That's how several hundred Missouri students about to enter what are known as "day treatment schools" are being described. The nonprofit Cornerstones of Care operates facilities in Kansas City, St. Louis and througho

University of Missouri officials say one of the unique benefits of staying in a dorm room is that you're at the center of campus life. (tpsdave/Pixabay)

COLUMBIA, Md. – Anyone want to return to college dorm-life - even just for one night? The University of Missouri is planning to offer dorm rentals to visitors, as an alternative to hotels. The creative strategy comes as freshman enrollment on the Columbia campus continues to decline. In all,

Kansas City, like most major cities, has grappled with how to improve its K-12 education system.  (David Wilson/Flickr)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Focusing on your biggest failures isn't a comfortable task, but education experts from across the United States converge on Kansas City Monday to do just that. The Failures to Fixes conference has drawn leaders in education reform from across the country, including from Ha

Environmental groups warn that some of the Trump administration's earliest actions could send Missouri's asthma rates even higher. (sierraclub.org)

ST. LOUIS - Environmental groups are warning that Missouri's asthma problems may only get worse if the Trump administration continues in the same direction as it did in its first 100 hours. Across the country, a coalition of groups has launched "100 Hours of Action" to oppose what they see as aggre

During the Dust Bowl years Missouri had the highest rate of soil erosion in the nation. (Missouri.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Advocates say all Missourians benefit from a tax that's been around since the 1980s. Back then, voters approved a one-tenth of one percent tax that is split between the Soil and Water Conservation District and the state park system. Last month Gov. Jay Nixon set the Novembe

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