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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Public News Service - NH: Early Childhood Education

Members of the Senate Finance Committee take up the New Hampshire budget Monday at the State House. The House failed to pass its budget bill last week. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – The state Senate is now in the driver's seat with a hearing Monday on the state budget, following last week's failure in the House to come to agreement on a budget bill. Sen. Dan Feltes of Concord sits on the Senate Finance Committee, meeting Monday afternoon. He says the fir

Advocates for affordable child care are holding forums - like this one in Manchester - with state legislators across New Hampshire. (Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy)

CONCORD, N.H. — The cost of child care is taking an ever-growing slice out of the family budgets of Granite State residents with young kids, and local advocates say the next state budget needs to do more to help them make ends meet. Child care currently takes up about a third of a New Hampsh

New Hampshire ranks sixth in the nation for graduation rates, but a new report says the state could do even better by graduating more students with disabilities. (Eevenson/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - As New Hampshire students take pride in earning their high school diplomas, a new report ranks the state in the top 10 for graduation rates. New Hampshire ranks sixth in the U.S. in the new report, Building a Grad Nation. Lead author and senior education adviser Jennifer DePaoli

PHOTO: A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report finds New Hampshire could produce better outcomes for tens of thousands of low income families by taking a two-generation approach to poverty. Credit: @mlcliff

CONCORD, N.H. - A two-generation approach, is what a new report says is needed to help New Hampshire families and others across the nation break the cycle of poverty. Ellen Fineberg, executive director with New Hampshire Kids Count, says the report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends be

PHOTO: A new study finds the majority of New Hampshire fourth-graders are reading below grade level, and the reading gap between high- and low-income students is growing. Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.net

CONCORD, N.H. - A new report offers some lessons about early reading skills - and the big picture is that the majority of fourth-graders in the state are not up to speed when it really matters. Research shows that fourth grade is a key time for students to be performing at grade level, said Ellen F

CONCORD, N.H. - Organizers say they expect thousands to gather outside the State House at noon today to call for the House and Senate to scrap a budget proposal that contains deep cuts to social service agencies. They say the cuts would do serious damage to New Hampshire's "safety net." Educators,

CONCORD, N.H. - School is back in full swing in New Hampshire and that also means the annual battle against germs has begun. Schools are often called "breeding grounds" for viruses and bacteria, and with concern about H1N1 this year and no vaccine for the so-called swine flu available until sometime

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