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Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - NY: Youth Issues

Children with mental or cognitive disabilities are 4.6 times more likely than other children to be victims of sexual abuse. (Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon/U.S. Air Force)

NEW YORK — The new year may finally bring the passage of a bill to allow more time for victims of child sexual abuse to file suits against their abusers in New York state – legislation that is especially important for people with disabilities. Children with disabilities are disproporti

Immigrant children in New York were more likely to be uninsured than other groups in the state in 2017, likely due to parents' fear of interacting with the government. (Sgt. Randall A. Clinton/Marines)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Across the country, the number of children without health insurance rose in 2017 for the first time in eight years, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The research found no state made progress to get more children insured

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

One study found that low-risk youth put on probation were 50 percent more likely to re-offend. (Jess.xn/Twenty20)

NEW YORK — A new report says reforming probation practices for juveniles could increase their chances for success. In the past 20 years, juvenile justice system reforms have led to far fewer young people being held in juvenile detention centers. But the report from the Annie E. Casey Foundat

The proposed cut to the Children’s Health Insurance Program makes up almost half of the administration’s rescission package.  (@lira_n4/Twenty20)

NEW YORK – Faced with looming budget deficits, the Trump administration is looking to cut federal spending by some $15 billion, with almost half coming from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In the past six months, Congress and the White House have enacted tax cuts and spending

On Sept. 5, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced DACA was being repealed. (US DHS/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court may decide Friday if it will hear oral arguments in the government's appeal of a federal court's order for a nationwide halt to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. A federal district court

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