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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


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Public News Service - NM: Early Childhood Education

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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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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Where poverty is more concentrated, it becomes harder to climb out - and a report released today says that's the case for 100,000 children in New Mexico. The Annie E. Casey Foundation defines a high-poverty neighborhood as an area in which 30 percent or more of the population is

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SANTA FE, N.M. - The recently released 2011 Kids Count Data Book shows disappointing numbers concerning children's well-being. Rates of children living in poverty have increased from 25 percent to 29 percent in three years, says Christine Hollis, New Mexico Kids Count director. How this affects the

SANTA FE, N.M. - It's "Read Across America" time again in New Mexico. The year-round program culminates in a celebration of reading and literacy on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Appearances by "The Cat in the Hat" and other events are planned across the state this week, beginning today at the

SANTA FE, N.M. - More than one in four New Mexico children live in poverty, according to the new "Kids Count" report issued today, and one in five have no health insurance. But Christine Hollis, New Mexico Voices for Children's "Kids Count" director, says lawmakers and the state can take steps to im

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Forget just those "two front teeth;" what more New Mexico children need for Christmas is access to dental health care. A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found persistent barriers that prevent millions of low-income children from seeing a de

SANTA FE, N.M. - The recession and New Mexico's budget crisis have come down hard on state-funded pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs in the state. A new report out Wednesday from the Pew Center on the States finds pre-k funding was reduced in New Mexico by more than 18 percent for fiscal year 2011, t

ALBUQUERQUE - New Mexico residents want to see more programs that help all young children get head starts, in learning and in life – and they're willing to help pay for it, according to the findings from a series of daylong focus groups held in communities across the state. Heidi Gantwerk is

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