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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2019 


President Trump kicks off his reelection campaign. Also on today's rundown: a Maryland clergyman testifies in Congress on reparations for slavery; and how a reinstated travel ban will affect cultural crossovers between the United States and Cuba.

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Public News Service - MO: Education

Community health workers in some Missouri schools help students find resources beyond school, from health services to shoes or clothing if needed. (sonja_paetow/Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Kids need both social and emotional tools to be successful in school, and one Missouri school district is doing its best to see that they get both. The Eldon School District is using grant money to educate what they call the "whole child." That has meant hiring a community hea

Missouri students ages 13-17 competed for grant money to help fight hunger and food insecurity in the No Kid Hungry Youth Innovation Challenge. (oukas.info)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the "No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge" that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity. The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most i

Each month more than 5,000 Missourians take academic classes in Department of Corrections facilities. (doc.mo.gov)

UPDATE: On Wednesday, 11/14, President Donald Trump indicated support for a prison reform bill observers believe has a chance for bipartisan Congressional passage which includes improving rehabilitation programs. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Missouri hosted its first conference to address how t

Missouri's KIDS COUNT says nearly 10 in every 1,000 children experienced an emergency room visit for asthma in 2015. (stjhs.org)

ST. LOUIS — It's estimated that 150,000 school-aged children in Missouri have asthma. But school nurses say much can be done to help kids succeed in school despite this chronic lung condition. Children with asthma can experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing. Alt

Consumer advocates say the current system of student loan repayment can be confusing for borrowers and result in them paying higher interest rates. (Twenty20)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In Missouri, 70 percent of college graduates leave school with debt, and navigating the payback process for their loans isn’t easy. That could change with a bill introduced in Congress this month that has gotten support from numerous higher education and consumer

Given new research on adolescent behavior and brain development, the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for new approaches to juvenile probation programs. (Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS – For more than a decade, St. Louis has been transforming its juvenile probation programs, pulling away from courtrooms and offering more of a family approach to reducing conflicts. The changes are listed as examples of success in a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Refo

K-12 funding goals are set to be restored by Missouri House and Senate Budget negotiators. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri's K-12 public school funding could see a record increase next fiscal year as state lawmakers inch closer to approving a final budget. House and Senate budget leaders agreed this week that public schools would receive close to $99 million in increased funding wh

With an estimated 203,200 tech workers, Missouri ranks 20th among states in net tech-related employment, according to a new report. (Amy Newton-Mcconnel/Twenty20)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri's tech employment is growing, according to an analysis of the nation's tech industry. For seven years, the Computing Technology Industry Association or CompTIA has been tracking advances in tech-related fields. In that time, Missouri has gone from having just o

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