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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NY: Education

New York nurses warn that restarting in-person schooling could spark a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. (Budimir Jevtic/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Nurses are warning that reopening New York public schools for in-person classes risks spreading COVID-19 among students, their families and school staff. The state has approved bringing students back to school this fall, although recent reports show young people are significant carrier

Students rallying at City Hall in New York City call for more guidance counselors and fewer police in public schools. (Photo: Urban Youth Collaborative)

NEW YORK -- Students in New York City are calling for school safety to be taken out of the hands of the police department. They call it the school-to-prison pipeline, zero-tolerance policies that involve police in minor incidents leading to student arrests, juvenile detention and incarceration.

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

Effective next Thursday, most SUNY and CUNY classes will take place online. (olezzo/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Faculty at SUNY campuses are moving quickly to make the transition to distance learning as classrooms close down in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that City and State University of New York campuses will switch to onlin

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

Many parents aren't aware of free school breakfast, after-school and summer meal programs. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A leading child nutrition program has joined forces with a major media platform to fight child hunger. One-in-six children in New York is food insecure. That's more than 730,000 children. But many parents can't access or aren't aware of school breakfast, after-school supper and summe

The Respect and Dignity for All platform includes 17 policy priorities for immigrants and working-class people of color in New York. (Dubo/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of immigrants and people of color are in Albany today calling on legislators to act on a list of priorities they call the Respect and Dignity for All platform. They traveled from New York City, Long Island and Westchester for a morning rally and day of lobbying in the state ca

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