'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019. 


Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")

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Public News Service - NY: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO: A New York school district has agreed to end policies that made it difficult  and in some cases impossible  for immigrant children to enroll as students, following an investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo credit: Supersonic Criminal/Flickr

NEW YORK - A New York school district has agreed to end policies that made it difficult - and in some cases impossible - for immigrant children to enroll as students, following an investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In an agreement with Schneiderman, the Hempstead Union Free School

PHOTO: The group Zero to Three and other organizations held what they called a

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Wednesday was a big day for babies and toddlers, as the White House held a summit meeting on early education and groups such as the New York-based Parent-Child Home Program advocated for continued federal funding of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program,

PHOTO: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 was signed into law Wednesday by President Barack Obama, marking the first congressional reauthorization in more than 18 years. New York advocates say they now need to push for funding to implement parts of the law. Photo credit: Ethan Hein/Flckr  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

COMMACK, N.Y. – After 18 years of no congressional action, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) finally has been signed into law. The measure revises the block grant to include basic provisions to improve the quality of child care around the country. President Barack Obama si

PHOTO: A 'two-generation' approach to lifting New York's children out of poverty is called for in a new report setting forth recommendations for states. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

NEW YORK - If the State of New York wants to lift its children out of poverty it should put its focus on their parents at the same time, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT policy report. The report says a 'two-generation' approach is needed to give families tools to get on a

PHOTO: A new report says Eastern Long Island families, like many all around New York, need more help in finding and affording quality preschool programs for their children. Photo credit: kconners/morguefile.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Families on Eastern Long Island need more help in finding and affording quality preschool programs for their children, according to a new report., The study, released by the Suffolk County Welfare to Work Commission, was authored by its chairman, Dr. Richard Koubek, who summarized

PHOTO: Karen Magee, elected new president of New York State United Teachers this week, hopes to heal

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's teachers union elected a new president this week in a sign that union members, teachers and professionals in the state's public schools want to take a stronger stance on a number of issues. Karen Magee is a 30-year veteran teacher and union leader from Harrison. She replace

PHOTO: The number of homeless schoolchildren in New York has soared since the recession and those tasked with helping them say finding and reaching out to them are getting more difficult as funding and resources decline as well. Courtesy CAST.

GREENPORT, N.Y. - The number of homeless schoolchildren in New York has soared since the recession, and those who try to find and help them say their resources are dwindling. The children and their families are living in motels, basements, trailers, or are doubled up with other families and friends

PHOTO: New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced a package of legislation Wednesday that would enact paid family leave and increase access to child care for low-income families. Courtesy Rep. Silver's office.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Help may be on its way for New Yorkers who can't find or afford quality child care for infants and toddlers. A package of 18 bills has been introduced by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who promised its passage in the Democrat-dominated Assembly. . At its heart is paid fami

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