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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2019 


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Public News Service - NM: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO: Improving the well being of children in New Mexico and across the nation is the goal of legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Photo courtesy of Sen. Udall

SANTA FE, N.M. - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is sponsoring legislation he maintains will help the state overcome statistics such as having America's highest child poverty rate. Udall said his bill - called Saving Our Next Generation, or SONG - aims to improve the health and education of children b

PHOTO: The New Mexico Legislature's annual session opens today, and limiting class sizes in public schools is among the many issues on the docket for the lawmakers. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Limiting class sizes in public schools is among the many issues New Mexico lawmakers will consider during this year's legislative session, which opens Tuesday. Lawmakers will consider House Joint Resolution 2, which could lead to a ballot measure amending the state constitution. Th

PHOTO: Parents in New Mexico are encouraged to say thanks to the educators in their children's lives during this week, which is Teacher Appreciation Week. Photo courtesy Norfolk Public Schools.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It can be a demanding job, and the New Mexico Parent-Teacher Association is encouraging parents and the entire community to show some extra gratitude toward the educators in their children's lives during this "Teacher Appreciation Week." Kim Kerschen, president of the New Mexico

PHOTO: New Mexico Voices for Children is asking state lawmakers to invest money and pass laws that will help the state overcome its last-place ranking for overall child well-being. Photo courtesy of the New Mexico Legislature.

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Voices for Children is asking state lawmakers to invest money and pass laws that will help the state overcome its last place ranking for overall child well-being. Veronica Garcia, the organization’s executive director, cites the Annie E. Casey Foundation rep

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, child well-being in New Mexico has fallen to last place. Advocates are looking at what can be done to improve child security in the state.<br />GRAPHIC: Kids Are Counting on Us logo. Courtesy: NM Voices for Children.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When it comes to the well-being of children in New Mexico, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the Land of Enchantment dead last out of the 50 states. Child advocacy groups, including New Mexico Voices for Children, are focused on solutions to the problems that create that situat

PHOTO: Sally Gallosa participated with other retirees and members of labor and environmental groups, protesting sequestration cuts in the public and private sector at a time when the New Mexico economy is weak. Courtesy: Miles Conway, Communications AFSCME Council 18.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A newly published report about the condition of workers in New Mexico shows that the Land of Enchantment has yet to emerge from the Great Recession. The state has lost well over 42,000 jobs since December 2007. The report's author is Gerard Bradley, senior researcher and policy

New Mexico Educational Outcomes Unbalanced.<br />CHART Courtesy: 2012 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book

SANTA FE, N.M. - As the state Legislature convenes for 2013, the 2012 New Mexico Kids Count Data Book reveals that things have not advanced a lot when it comes to care and services for the state's children. Christine Hollis, New Mexico Kids Count director, sees several areas where many of the state

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - As the Land of Enchantment continues its struggle to recover from economic losses during the recession, a new report says that struggle is affecting the state's children. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows that 30,000 mor

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