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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 24, 2020 


Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - KY: Education

Some 53% of Americans say the internet has been essential during the pandemic, according to a study by The Pew Charitable Trusts. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than 1 in 3 students of color in the Commonwealth, and 30% of all students, lacked adequate technology at home before the pandemic, putting them at higher risk of falling behind in school, according to a new KIDS COUNT County Data Book. Alicia Sells, director of innovation a

Moms now are the equal, primary, or sole household income earners in 40% of U.S. families. (Adobe Stock)

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Across the state, child care centers are struggling to stay open, and it's unclear how many will shut their doors for good. Early federal data shows working moms are the most likely to be affected. Shannon Starkey-Taylor is CEO of Learning Grove, a network of child care centers i

The budget gap between Kentucky's wealthiest and poorest school districts jumped by $122 per student in 2019, compared to the previous year. (Adobe Stock)

GREENSBURG, Ky. -- Kentucky's wealthiest school districts had nearly $3,000 more to spend per student than the state's lower-income districts, according to a new report with data from the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent of Green County Schools William Hodges said before the pandemic, he had t

Around 60% of Kentucky schools provide students with free breakfast and lunch. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- School districts across the state are navigating how to ensure kids are being fed as school reopening is delayed or learning is shifted entirely online for fall. According to federal data, around 600,000 Kentucky kids are eligible for free and reduced-priced lunch. That's about 8

More than 300 U.S. universities have closed campuses and shifted to online classes due to COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

By Ivy Brashear Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Media-Kentucky News Connection Collaboration BEREA, Ky. -- Colleges and universities are closing across the United States to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But while some students are able to continue their stu

A 2014 survey published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found spanking in American households is on the decline, compared with data from 1985 and 1975. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban spanking in schools. Kentucky is one of 19 states that continue to allow corporal punishment. Glasgow family court judge Mica Wood Pence is responsible for placing children in foster care. She said when children have experienc

Around 36 million Americans have some college credit but no degree, according to federal data. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky is the first state to participate in a pilot program aimed at helping adult learners choose the best path toward obtaining their GED, certificate or college degree. The program trains local volunteers to reach out to prospective adult learners in their communities. Jen S

There are more than 40,000 public school teachers in Kentucky. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As state lawmakers continue to grapple with funding teacher pensions, some say lessons from neighboring West Virginia can offer insight into whether or not Kentucky should switch to a defined-contribution retirement plan for teachers or uphold its public pension system. David Han

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