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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - PA: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO: African-American and Latino children in Pennsylvania face major hurdles growing up, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo courtesy of Kids Count.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is falling far short when it comes to giving children of color the resources they need to succeed, according to a new study. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's "Race for Results" report compares how children of different races are faring in areas including reading and ma

A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows six out of ten Pennsylvania fourth-graders aren't reading proficiently.  Photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Fourth-graders in Pennsylvania appear to be showing progress in reading skills, but not all students are benefiting. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that the percentage of fourth-grade students reading below proficiency levels dropped from 67 percent

Students heading back to school in PA are facing even bigger class sizes and fewer programs.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - As summer draws to a close, roughly 1.7 million kids in Pennsylvania are getting ready to head back to school. What they're likely to find when they get there are bigger class sizes, fewer teachers and not as many programs as they used to have. At issue is what the Pennsylvania S

Pennsylvania Key estimates that there are approximately 730,000 children in Pennsylvania ages 5 and under, and that roughly 40 percent of them are considered low-income.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - When hundreds of early-childhood experts meet in the nation's capital this week, the issues they plan to discuss could help lay a stronger foundation of learning and success for children in Pennsylvania. The national meeting of the Build Initiative's "Quality Rating and Improvemen

HARRISBURG, Pa. - State funding for pre-K in Pennsylvania sits in the top ten among all states, but a new report says the dollar signs are headed in the wrong direction. The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University is out with its State of Pre-School Study. Dir

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A face-off is taking shape over school vouchers in Pennsylvania. On one side are state lawmakers who claim vouchers would help low-income parents get their children out of failing schools and into a school of their choice. On the other side are those who say the idea amounts to aba

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The national recession has been forcing Pennsylvania to make tough financial decisions when it comes to the education of the youngest pupils, according to a just-released report. "The State of Pre-School 2009," from the National Institute for Early Education Research, indicates tha

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's largest school employee union is promoting a multi-pronged approach to education in order to better serve students, teachers and taxpayers. In a new report, "20/20 Vision for the Future," the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) explores a number of areas

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