PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
St. Louis, MO - There's a move in the Missouri state legislature to ban the use in schools of seclusion rooms for children with disabilities. The proposal comes after a Missouri family spoke out against the use of such facilities, also called time-out rooms, alleging abuse and neglect by the Francis
Kansas City, MO - Parents naturally worry that social networking sites might put youngsters' private lives in a fishbowl, and new research now shows these schools of fish are discussing sex, substance abuse, drugs and violence. Researchers hope their findings lead to more parental vigilance. Dr. D
Jefferson City, MO — When Governor-elect Jay Nixon takes office in two weeks, his biggest job will be to trim the fat from an already lean Missouri budget. He faces a projected $342 million shortfall, while trying to keep good on campaign promises, including restoring Medicaid funding that had
St. Louis, MO - They're hoping in Missouri that Arne Duncan will lead a reform movement in how kids are taught about sex. Sex education advocates say research data from a Guttmacher Institute study indicates that an abstinence-only approach isn't working, and they're optimistic that Education Secret
Springfield, MO - Childcare providers in Missouri will learn new research this week about the suspected link between violence and brain development in children. Experts say domestic violence is on the rise in Missouri, which advocates believe may be due, in part, to the struggling economy. Many fear
St. Louis, MO - The high-profile HIV scare in St. Louis has brought sexual health education front and center in Missouri. Normandy High School has identified 50 students at risk for the exposure to the HIV virus. Students are still being tested and results should start coming back later this week.