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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

DALLAS - A new coalition of education, civil-rights and faith-based activists says many Texas schools are behind the curve when it comes to disciplinary policies. Recent studies have shown that a heavy reliance on expulsions and suspensions tends to be counter-productive. Still, most districts leave

AUSTIN, Texas - A non-scientific survey of more than 3,000 school employees across Texas seems to reveal a significant, system-wide decline in morale following this year's state budget cuts, according to Linda Bridges. She is the president of Texas AFT, the union that conducted the online survey. "

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy meant to drastically reduce the number of non-criminals targeted for deportation, more and more children are being placed in foster care when their undocumented parents are detained - especially in Texas. A just-released

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Legislature has cut family-planning aid by two-thirds over the next two years - from $112 million to $38 million - and health clinics around the state already are feeling the pinch. They're reducing hours, laying off staff or closing their doors altogether. Sarah Wheat, in

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - There's a growing labor crisis in Texas schools, as districts respond to sweeping reductions in state education aid. From Corpus to Dallas, many districts have chosen to lay off some of their lowest wage earners, such as custodians and cafeteria workers. In Dripping Springs, t

SAN JUAN, Texas - Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the nation, with nearly a quarter of the population lacking health coverage. In border regions, such as the impoverished Rio Grande Valley, the rate is even higher. For decades, many residents routinely went to Mexico for cheap health care a

AUSTIN, Texas - When youths act up, a new report says, locking them up usually makes things worse. The findings validate a recent turnaround in Texas' juvenile justice strategy, which now emphasizes community-based supervision and treatment over incarceration. The report from the Annie E. Casey Fou

HOUSTON - Just a few years ago, the Texas juvenile justice system was plagued by scandal and systemic child abuse. Now it's poised to become a national model. A transition team appointed by Gov. Perry recently started the process of abolishing two agencies overseeing youth incarceration and parole.

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