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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - MD: Early Childhood Education

This January, Reading Partners is sharing stories of mentorship from community volunteers as it kicks off

BALTIMORE – With the new year underway, it's not too late to make or reboot those resolutions to get fit or do more traveling, and Reading Partners Baltimore is calling on people to support the vital skill of literacy with a resolution for reading. Each year, National Mentoring Month celebra

How much is too much when it comes to exposure to WiFi and digital devices? (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – There's a push in Maryland to set up safety guidelines relating to WiFi in schools and for daily use of computers, tablets and other technology. Here’s the question: Do the devices pose a health risk? Lawmakers are set to consider bills (HB 866, SB 1089) that would r

 Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows when children are covered by Medicaid, it brings them benefits for life. Credit: Republica/Pixabay.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Medicaid turns 50 this week, and according to data compiled in a new report, children covered by Medicaid often enjoy lasting health and well-being benefits. Roughly half of Maryland residents receiving Medicaid are children, and the report found kids covered by Medicaid were

PHOTO: The Home Visiting Coalition wants to see federal funding for programs that help struggling parents continue. Unless Congress acts, funding will expire in March. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BALTIMORE - The clock is ticking on federal funding that helps struggling parents with young children. The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program expires in March unless Congress takes action. A coalition of 750 organizations and elected leaders has sent a letter asking that the

PHOTO: A more holistic approach is needed to reduce child poverty in Maryland, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report that recommends focusing on the whole family. Photo credit: Towbar/Pixabay

BALTIMORE - Children who grow up in low-income families tend to become low-income adults, so breaking the poverty cycle needs a more holistic approach. A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation released today makes that case and recommends focusing on high-quality and affordable early childhood

PHOTO: Experience Corps volunteers in Baltimore work with students one-on-one and in small groups, targeting kids who are struggling with literacy. Photo credit: Experience Corps Baltimore.

BALTIMORE - Nearly 8,000 kindergarten-through-third-grade students in Baltimore City Schools have special literacy coaches - and the connection is boosting test scores. The program, which places volunteers in classrooms, has been so successful that it is being expanded to pre-kindergarten classroom

PHOTO: The East Baltimore Revitalization Project will soon mark a milestone as it opens a new school.

BALTIMORE – What was once a blighted community in Maryland is transforming, and making progress in its goal to bring a better quality of life to vulnerable children and families. The East Baltimore Revitalization Project began more than 10 years ago, when the area was largely vacant. Sophie

PHOTO: A federal initiative called the Community Eligibility Option would ensure students that live in communities with high poverty could get their meals at school for free - with no application and no worry.  Photo credit: USDA.GOV

BALTIMORE - All public-school pupils in Maryland and certain other states, who live in communities with high poverty, could get their meals at school for free under a new federal initiative, with no application and no worry. It's called the Community Eligibility Option, and its goals are to reduce h

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