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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 - WY: Early Childhood Education

Just 29 percent of parents in Wyoming read to their babies every day, compared with the national average of 38.2 percent. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming ranks toward the bottom nationally for early-childhood health and development, according to a new report measuring 60 indicators that affect the well-being of babies and toddlers up to age three. Myra Jones-Taylor, chief policy officer for the group Zero to Three, sai

Wyoming students would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Students across the nation would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, but most states are dropping the ball on keeping kids active, according to a new report from Voices for Healthy Kids. Dr. Stephen Daniels, an American Academy of Pediatrics fellow, said PE progr

A new report criticizes Wyoming's policy for solitary confinement of juveniles. markrhiggins/iStock

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Wyoming is one of 10 states that allows indefinite solitary confinement for children in the juvenile-justice system, according to a new report from the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. Researchers with the pro-bono arm of the law firm Lowenstein and Sandler also found Wyo

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CASPER, Wyo. – Casper continues a tradition Tuesday proclaiming Oct. 15 as Step up for Kids Day. It's the sixth year the city has set aside a day to talk about what Wyoming's children need to navigate the road to success. Jeralee Salmon, Casper community coordinator for Circles Wyoming, is o

CASPER, Wyo. - Good nutrition, mentoring, and high-quality child care in the early years: those are some of the topics for the fourth annual "Step Up for Kids Day" in Casper Tuesday. The mayor will proclaim the day, as experts gather to talk about ways to help set kids on the road to success as adul

CASPER, Wyo. - What happens in Washington, D.C., doesn't stay in D.C. It travels to states, towns and neighborhoods, according to Dan Neal with the Equality State Policy Center. He recently visited with the state's congressional delegation about federal budget cuts that have been placed on the tab

MOUNTAIN VIEW and EVANSTON, Wyo. - Children take center stage for the state's annual "Step up for Wyoming Kids Week" through Saturday. Carnivals, candidate forums and information fairs are on tap - focusing on how decisions made by elected leaders affect kids, whether in the classroom or the justice

STATEWIDE - It's all about kids this week in Wyoming, and some of the statistics concerning children in Wyoming are grim. More than 11,000 youngsters lack health insurance, a quarter do not graduate from high school, and child care options are scarce in many areas. These are some of the facts bein

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