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Updates on Memorial Day 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic; and tomorrow is a deadline for some voters.

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Overseas service members and people with physical disabilities will be able to vote online this year in West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Election security experts have some concerns.

Public News Service - NY: Early Childhood Education

Young black and Hispanic children are missed by the census at twice the rate of white children. (Monkey Business/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Children under five are the largest age group to be missed in the U.S. Census, so children's advocates are making concerted efforts to increase participation this year. The census is supposed to count every person of any age living in the United States. The data not only determines con

The toolkit has tips and resources to help keep children engaged, active and learning while schools are closed. (Flamingo Images/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - With schools closing around the country to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, millions of children could lose critical learning time - but there are resources to fill the gap. Education experts say early childhood learning is critical to future academic performance. Accord

P.S. 67 in Brooklyn has onsite medical facilities, mental health counselors and a food pantry. (Mike Hickey/@manabouttownnyc)

By Florina Rodov Broadcast version by Andrea Sears Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-New York News Connection NEW YORK -- When Latoya Ramjit struggles to make ends meet, she turns to a food pantry that provides milk, juice, cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables, and even cleaning supplies and hyg

A proposed regulation would allow New York charter school networks to certify their own teachers. (woodleywonderworks/Flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's teachers' union is voicing its opposition to allowing some charter schools to bypass state teacher-certification requirements. On Thursday, the State University of New York Charter School Committee approved a proposal to let some charter schools set up their own tea

Government-funded preschool programs serve fewer than half of U.S. children. (San Josť Library/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The first presidential debate is scheduled for Monday night and advocates want to know what the candidates plan to do for children. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in Hempstead, N. Y., advocates for children want them to lay out their plans to meet the needs of the n

New York still owes public schools $3.9 billion under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Lawsuit. (Amanda Mills, USCDCP/PublicDomainImages)

NEW YORK - The National Labor Relations Board said charter schools are private corporations, not public schools, and are subject to federal labor law. The NLRB handed down decisions in two similar cases last week, involving union organizing at charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania. Accordin

Almost 90,000 4 year olds in upstate New York don't get full-day pre-K. (Lochoaymca/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - In 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to make pre-K for 4 year olds universal in New York, but a new report says many upstate children still are going without. The report, called Too Many Children Left Behind, says in the first year the state added $340 million of funding for pre-K, bu

Home visits help parents become their child's first teacher. (Ldorfman/Wikimedia Commons)

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. - The Family Service League in Suffolk County is offering a free school-readiness program to underserved families in the Bellport area. The Parent-Child Home Program serves parents and 2- to 3-year-old children with two years of intensive, twice-weekly home visits. Lisa Jamison

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