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PNS Daily Newscast - May 20, 2019 


Deutsche Bank is reported to have flagged transactions by entities controlled by President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner for potential money laundering. Also on our Monday rundown: Disability-rights advocates sue New York’s transit authority over accessibility. Plus, we'll let you know why the Capitol could go dark for the Boise Pride Festival.

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Public News Service - NY: Early Childhood Education

Good teacher training is considered fundamental to quality Pre-K programs. Credit: woodleywonderworks/commons.wikipedia.org

NEW YORK – It's quality that counts – that's what education advocates are saying about a recent study that found some children who attend Pre-K do worse by third grade. The study from Vanderbilt University found that children in Tennessee who went to Pre-K scored lower in second grade

Changing schools three or four times between preschool and fourth grade lowered math scores by 10 points. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile.com

NEW YORK – Children who change schools frequently start falling behind by the time they reach fourth grade, according to a study of low-income children. The study found that moving from school to school more than twice in the five years from Head Start preschool through third grade correlated

A new study finds that quality child care exceeds the cost of rent in most of the United States and is out of reach for working families. Credit: Anissa Thompson/FreeImages.com

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – The cost of quality child care exceeds the cost of rent for working families in most of the U.S., while the strongest disparities exist in parts of upstate New York, according to a new study. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds that child care costs more than rent i

Doctors say developmental screening should be part of every well-child visit. Credit: DocsforTots.org

NEW YORK - Many children are about to start school for the first time, but doctors say the key to successful learning may be found long before children enter a classroom. In the first years of life, according to pediatricians, children's brains develop at a remarkable rate, and developmental proble

Advocates say students in the US less than 2 years should be exempt from taking Common Core English tests. Photo credit: GaborfromHungary / morguefile.com

NEW YORK – More New York state third through eighth graders passed the Common Core standardized tests in both English and math this year, but not everyone is improving at the same rate. Over the last two years, a much smaller percentage of children with disabilities and those learning Englis

A major overhaul of Head Start performance standards could double class time for children. Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed the first-ever comprehensive overhaul of performance standards for the Head Start program. Advocates say much has changed since current Head Start standards were adopted in 1975, and while proposed revisions have g

PHOTO: The White House’s immigration reform actions have been stalled by a challenge in federal court, but city and state officials in New York still are preparing for them to take effect. Photo credit: SEIU/CC.

NEW YORK - The White House's immigration-reform actions have been stalled by a challenge in federal court, but city and state officials in New York still are preparing for them to take effect. On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a task force to

PHOTO: Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a bad grade on education in his second term. A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows 63 percent of New York voters disapprove of the way Cuomo is handling state schools, with 28 percent approving. Photo credit: MTA/CC

NEW YORK - Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a bad grade on education in his second term. A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows 63 percent of New York voters disapprove of the way Cuomo is handling state schools, with 28 percent approving. The pollsters attribute the discontent to the governor's new

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