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Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - NM: Early Childhood Education

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Rewriting the education standards that have left many New Mexico children behind in the last decade - that's at the top of the agenda this week at the annual National Education Association Representative Assembly in New Orleans, La. NEA New Mexico President Sharon Morgan says w

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - April is Autism Awareness Month in New Mexico and nationwide. According to the most recent data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of one out of 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder, up from a previous count of one out of 150. Parents

SANTA FE, N.M. - It's the last full day of the legislative session in Santa Fe and, as New Mexico lawmakers haggle over how much money will make it into the budget for public education, a group of teachers from Los Lunas is sharing a "reality check." Dozens of letters from teachers in the district

Albuquerque, NM - Children are being born into poverty at a staggering rate in New Mexico – and with the current economic downturn, the situation is expected to worsen. The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) has released a new report that chronicles "The State of America's Children." It includes f

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