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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - NC: Children's

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Carolina has seen more than 50 cases of vaping-associated lung injury so far. (Adobe Stock)<br />

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The American Heart Association has launched a campaign called #QuitLying, aimed at addressing youth e-cigarette use and holding vaping companies accountable for misleading marketing. The strongly worded initiative comes as one in four high school students nationwide reports

By age eight, a child's reading skills can predict future academic and career success. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Education leaders recently gathered in Raleigh to discuss how to help North Carolina's children reach grade-level reading by third grade. Research has shown by the time children are 8 years old, their reading skills can predict future academic achievement. Mary Jones is princ

More than 100,000 children in North Carolina currently lack health coverage, according to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fifteen thousand North Carolina children lost health insurance coverage between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Michelle Hughes, executive director of the advocacy organization NC Child, said the trou

An aerial view of the new outdoor play space at Combs Elementary in Wake County, N.C. (Will Saunders/Old North Creative)

RALEIGH, N.C. — School administrators at one Wake County elementary school have teamed up with the American Heart Association, the Look for the Good Project and the Online Physical Education Network to transform a little-used blacktop into a brightly colored outdoor learning and play space des

Students and staff of Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy, a charter school in Windsor. The school closed its doors in 2016. (Kashi Bazemore)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A faith group hopes to get people talking about the importance of public schools, as some counties continue to see a rise in charter-school openings and drop in public-school enrollment. The North Carolina Council of Churches is launching a series of public discussions across

Nearly 3-in-4 school districts in North Carolina reported between 5% and 15% of their elementary-school students as chronically absent during the 2015-2016 school year. (Adobe Stock).

RALEIGH, N.C. — A new survey of more than 1,500 preschool, Head Start, and elementary-school staff and parents finds North Carolina school districts could be doing more to help their students get to school every day. Nearly 1-in-8 young children misses more than 15 days of school every year, a

Family separation can cause serious psychological damage to migrant children. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Amid President Donald Trump's announcement of an increase in nationwide ICE raids and immigration arrests this month, mothers and activists have mobilized across the state to protest the detention and separation of thousands of migrant children from their families. Durham res

The Think Babies North Carolina Initiative aims to boost health and developmental outcomes for the state's babies and toddlers. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina is making strides to support families with young children, according to two new policy assessments by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation that say there's plenty of room for improvement, especially when it comes to such basic needs as health care and a

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