PNS Daily Newscast - May 23, 2019 

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Public News Service - ND: Education

PHOTO: A new USDA report shows many high skill jobs in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment sectors, but not enough college graduates to fill them. Photo credit: ackab1/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – New research shows a growing demand for highly skilled workers in agriculture, but not enough young people are choosing that field of study. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are nearly 60,000 high skill job openings in the nation's food, agriculture, re

PHOTO: Nationally, more than 11 million low-income kids received free or reduced-price school breakfast in the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 320,000 from the previous school year. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

BISMARCK, N.D. - More kids across the nation are starting the day with a healthy meal. The latest study shows another increase in the number of low-income children taking part in school breakfast programs. The report from the Food Research and Action Center shows that participation increased by abo

PHOTO: Mentors and young people are matched up according to their interests, from hunting and sports to games and movies. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest/Flickr.

DICKINSON, N.D. - Those North Dakotans who have resolved to make a difference this year are being encouraged to consider becoming mentors to young people. A variety of mentoring programs in cities statewide match at-risk children with caring adults, but many more are in need of strong role models.

PHOTO: North Dakota voters are facing eight ballot measures in the midterm election, now just one week away, including a pair of measures dealing with taxes and higher education. Photo credit: Brett Neilson.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Questions on taxes and higher education will face North Dakota voters one week from today as they make their choice on Measures 2 and 3, among others. If approved, Measure 2 would ban any state or local political subdivisions from imposing mortgage, sales or transfer taxes on real

PHOTO: A new report on the federal budget and North Dakota finds a 68 percent increase in federal taxes paid per capita over the past five years. Photo credit:

BISMARCK, N.D. – The amount of federal tax dollars flowing out of North Dakota continues its dramatic rise, according to the latest analysis of local impacts of the federal budget. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology for the National Priorities Project, says her group’s State

PHOTO: Drivers in North Dakota will want to use extra caution around schools today, as students statewide are being encouraged to walk or bike to class. Photo credit: Jim Larrison/Flickr.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. - This is Walk to School Day, as students across North Dakota and the nation are encouraged to "get active" as they get to class. Among those taking part in today's activities is Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, where Principal Troy Miller says many in the community get

PHOTO: Two schools in North Dakota are being recognized for their efforts to have all students learn how to perform CPR and how to use an AED before graduation. Photo courtesy AHA North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Two North Dakota schools are being recognized for their efforts to lead the way in creating the next generation of life savers. Funding for CPR and AED training in schools was approved by lawmakers last year, and now two have become the first to earn the CPR Smart School designation

PHOTO: A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 66 percent of fourth graders in North Dakota are not proficient at reading, but that number grows to 78 percent among children from lower-income families. Photo credit: USAG-Humphreys.

BISMARCK, N.D. – There has been some progress over the past decade, but many young children still struggle with reading, across the nation and in North Dakota. A new report finds that only about one-third of children in the state is proficient at reading when he or she reaches the fourth gra

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