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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - KY: Education

Traumatic events experienced by children can haunt people as adults. (Free-Photos/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Children exposed to traumatizing events can suffer physically and emotionally as they grow. And a special initiative in Kentucky is working to help change the trajectory for these youth. Adverse childhood experiences, also known as "ACEs," include witnessing violence or dome

At least 10 Kentucky school districts will receive federal grant money to help kids graduate from high school on time. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – New money soon will be flowing into the Commonwealth to help close the achievement gap. State leaders announced Tuesday that Kentucky is one of six states to win a $24.5 million GEAR UP grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Aaron Thompson, executive vice president of t

Access to childcare and housing supports can help young adult parents achieve educational and career success. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — For some of Kentucky's young adults, the already challenging transition to adulthood is complicated by becoming a parent. And a report released today explores the unique opportunities to help young adult parents during this period of growth. According to the findings, 57,000

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A leading civil rights group says a new effort to have the motto "In God We Trust" displayed in Kentucky's public schools is just the latest in a string of attempts to bring religion into the classroom. State Rep. Brandon Reed (R) of Hodgenville has pre-filed a bill that wou

Policy experts say the per-student funding gap between Kentucky's poorest and wealthiest school districts continues to grow. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The school day might look a little different for Kentucky kids this year, as districts figure out how to function with fewer dollars. Senior Policy Analyst with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Ashley Spalding explained that for more than a decade, in order to make ro

Summer Nutrition Programs offer free summer meals to all Kentucky children, ages 18 and younger. (Riley Kaminer/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hunger-fighting groups and agencies in Kentucky are making progress as they work to ensure that children in the state have access to healthy, nutritious food during the summer months. A report released today from the Food Research and Action Center showed a 14 percent increas

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is coming under fire for vetoing budget and revenue bills and passing a controversial pension reform bill. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hundreds of teachers are stepping out of the classroom Friday and heading to Frankfort for the last two days of the legislative session. Dozens of Kentucky school districts are closed today, so educators can protest budget and tax bills that were vetoed earlier this week by

An estimated one in 68 people nationally is on the autism spectrum. In Kentucky it's about 69-thousand people.(Jesper Sehested/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — April is World Autism Awareness Month. And as understanding of the disorder has increased in recent years, some advocates for people living with autism say greater acceptance is needed. Executive director of the Kentucky Office of Autism, Amy Cooper-Puckett, said with many m

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