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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - NY: Education

In New York, 80 percent of kids in foster care earn a high school diploma or GED by age 21. (pxhere)

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is doing relatively well in helping young people in foster care transition to adult life, but there's room for improvement. A new 50-state report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed, nationally, young people leaving the foster care system lag behind their peers

Only 9 percent of freshmen at New York’s selective public universities are black. (pxhere)

ALBANY, N.Y. — A new study shows that selective public colleges nationwide admit disproportionately low numbers of black and Latino students, while receiving more funding per student. The study, from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, found that all 41 states th

Some students reported spending five to six hours on tests designed to last only two hours. (tjevans/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Educators say recent problems with high-stakes testing in New York's public schools highlight the need for change. New York State United Teachers, the union representing educators across the state, has released a report called "The Tyranny of Testing," a compilation of first-han

The New York State DREAM Act would give Dreamers access to state-funded college tuition assistance. (maura24/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Dreamers were in Albany on Monday to witness the passage of the New York State DREAM Act in the state Assembly. It was the seventh time the bill has passed in the Democratic-controlled House, but it has yet to get through the state Senate, where it faces significant opposition a

President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA sparked nationwide protests. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Pass a clean DREAM Act before the end of the year: That's the message delivered to Sen. Charles Schumer's Manhattan office on Tuesday. The message was contained in boxes wrapped as holiday gifts, full of petitions with almost a quarter of a million signatures calling for congressi

The state needs to increase education funding by $1.5 billion next year to maintain current services to students, according to a new report. (ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A new report says New York State needs to increase education funding by $2 billion next year. The report from the Educational Conference Board says the state will need to spend an additional $1.5 billion for 2018 to 2019 just to maintain the same level of educational services fo

New York's poverty rate is still higher than it was in 2007, before the Great Recession. (Leroy_Skalstad/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Poverty in New York is declining, but a new report says it's still above pre-recession levels and threatened cuts would undermine the progress that has been made. The report, from the Coalition on Human Needs and Citizen Action of New York, shows that in 2016 the poverty rate

A new report says 100 percent of New York City public-school students ages 5 to 12 who were handcuffed by police were children of color. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

NEW YORK – When a student in emotional distress in a New York City public school is black, police are much more likely to be involved, according to a new report. The group Advocates for Children of New York says police are intervening in incidents that should be handled by clinically-trained m

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