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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - IL: Early Childhood Education

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Pat Quinn has called Illinois lawmakers into special session this week to consider raising taxes to completely fund the state budget. If elected officials don't act by July 1, the beginning of the fiscal year, programs will be cut sharply or completely eliminated for childre

As debate continues over the renewal of the national No Child Left Behind Act, research released today by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice shows why the law's goal of narrowing the school achievement gap hasn't worked in Illinois. The reasons for that lack of success have t

Chicago, IL – Illinois has placed fourth in a national ranking of "best chance" states for parents seeking a high-quality, state-funded preschool program for their children, and education leaders are applauding the news. Voices for Illinois Children President Jerry Stermer says, while this st

Chicago, Illinois – The right mix of academic and career education may be what’s needed in Illinois to keep kids in high school, and help them transition to life after high school. A report released by the Great Lakes Center for Education and Research finds that if well-designed, a "mult

Chicago, IL – Profits shouldn't be "child's play," according to parents and childcare experts who are rallying in Chicago today. They're protesting an investment firm buyout of Bright Horizons, one the country's largest childcare providers. Faith Arnold, a childcare provider in the Chicago ar

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