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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2018 


A contentious Farm Bill heads to U.S. House for debate. Also on our rundown: gaps cited in protections for small-business employees and nonprofit volunteers; plus some warning signs, that increased youth activism may not correspond to voter turnout.

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Public News Service - NC: Education

North Carolina House lawmakers meet in the first School Safety Committee meeting today, as the country's students continue to call for change. (VCU CNS/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Just days before students and other activists participate in the March for Our Lives this Saturday, a shooting at a Maryland high school is fanning more flames of change. And today, the North Carolina state House is having the first meeting of its School Safety Committee. Amo

People of color are said to be disproportionately impacted by dishonest student-loan service providers, and now they have one less level of protection. (Sarah Mirk/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N. C. – If you're one of the thousands of North Carolinians with student loans, you now have one less level of protection if your loan-service providers turn out to be unscrupulous. The U.S. Department of Education, led by Secretary Betsy DeVos, has issued an interpretation of the la

Young people in North Carolina are planning school walkouts on March 14, even as state lawmakers consider a bill that would weaken the state's concealed-carry requirements. (Clinger Holsters/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Just as young people are leading the charge to change the nation's gun laws, North Carolina lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that would allow adults with no training and no background checks to carry a concealed weapon. House Bill 746 has already passed initial readings in the S

Concern is growing about the issue of absenteeism in North Carolina schools and its impact on student performance. (CameliaTWU/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina schools are open for business, but getting students to attend on a regular basis isn't always easy. According to a report released this week, at some schools as much as 26 percent of the student population is chronically absent. The term describes children who

An estimated 25,000 children weren't counted in North Carolina in 2010, and 39 state groups want to make sure the 2020 Census is properly funding to prevent an undercount from happening again. (roberto volterra/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Future funding for North Carolina's children largely depends on the 2020 census, so this week 39 organizations sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging lawmakers to take steps now for a complete and accurate count. What's at stake? Block grants that provide fundi

PACE enrolled its first students this year, with an emphasis on trauma-informed education. (PACE)

NEW BERN, N.C. – The current climate of the state and country when it comes to talk of race and civil rights is not lost on North Carolina students, and one school in New Bern is aiming to address that. This year, the Peletah Academic Center for Excellence (PACE) opened its doors to a small

Peaceful Schools North Carolina has implemented its program in several Durham schools. (Krissy Venosdale/Flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - Thousands of North Carolina children have their first day of school this week, and while the emphasis is on academics, more educators also are looking at innovative ways to encourage a healthy learning environment. The group Peaceful Schools NC works with schools to create a positive

28 North Carolina teachers traveled to Germany as part of the Go Global NC initiative. (Go Global)

CLINTON, N.C. -- As school systems across North Carolina prepare to start a new year, teachers are returning refreshed and, in some cases, equipped with knowledge to better serve their classrooms. That's the case for 28 teachers from across the state who traveled to Germany this summer to understa

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