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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2019 


Poll finds people paying attention to impeachment, but hearings aren't changing minds; votes on bills that would protect California wilderness, which supporters say would reduce wildfire risk; and child well-being in the courts, in foster care, and in the Census count.

2020Talks - November 20, 2019 


Tonight, 10 candidates will face off at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. Also, it's Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring trans and gender non-conforming people who have been killed this year.

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Public News Service - KY: Education

Each year, more than 1 million people default on their student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nearly 25% of federal student loan borrowers default within five years of starting the repayment process, according to a new report by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Most of those borrowers showed signs of financial distress almost immediately when it came time to start repaying

Kentucky's rate of child abuse is more than twice the national average, according to data from the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Training sessions on how to recognize early signs of child abuse will be held this week in Louisville and Lexington. The events, run by Kosair Charities’s "Face It" movement, are designed to educate social workers, early-childhood educators, emergency medical service pr

State funding per student in Kentucky is on the decline, according to an analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – State funding per student in Kentucky is on the decline with consequences for local school districts and communities, according to an analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Ashley Spalding, the center's senior policy analyst, says the state education budget inc

A preschool classroom in Kentucky learns about Constitution Day. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky school districts want to make sure their students are counted when the 2020 census begins in April. Educators are gearing up to spread the word to parents and communities about the counting of every resident in the nation. Michelle Elison, a Louisville-based part

A new law in Kentucky mandates that all school districts become tobacco-free by July 1, 2020. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tobacco-free signs are now available to Kentucky schools at no charge, provided by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Medical Association. Foundation CEO Ben Chandler says the signs will help schools comply with a recent law mandating that all school cam

Kentucky school districts soon will be able to increase behavioral-health and health services for students by using federal Medicaid dollars. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Local school districts will soon be able to hire more licensed psychologists, counselors and other behavioral-health professionals, thanks to upcoming Medicaid changes that will allow schools to use federal dollars. Kristi Putnam, deputy secretary of the state's Cabinet for

Adverse Childhood Experiences are associated with higher out-of-pocket medical costs and financial burdens in adulthood. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A pilot program launching in one rural Kentucky school district this summer aims to help schools better support children dealing with the violence, addiction and other trauma known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. Nearly 27% of Kentucky children have experienced two or mor

The School Safety and Resiliency Act, which requires public school districts in Kentucky to boost mental-health resources, goes into effect July 1. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – School districts in Bullitt, Henderson and Warren counties have received $9 million in federal funding to improve mental-health services for students. Kentucky is one of only four states to get this year's Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) grants. Sheric

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