PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2018 

McMaster out and Bolton in. Also on the Friday rundown: Students across the nation prepare for the March For Our Lives; some good news on the labor front; and folks in Montana take clean power into their own hands.

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Public News Service - OR: Education

A lawsuit challenges Oregon's protections for transgender students. (ACLU of Oregon)

DALLAS, Ore. — A lawsuit is challenging an Oregon school district's policy protecting transgender students - but opponents say the case should be thrown out. The ACLU of Oregon wants to intervene on behalf of Basic Rights Oregon, the state's largest LGBTQ advocacy group, in a case in the Dal

College campuses aren't prepared to respond to cases of sexual assault against students with disabilities, a new report finds. (Nic McPhee/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Nearly one in three women with disabilities on college campuses has experienced sexual assault, according to a new report from the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency. The report, "Not on the Radar," also found colleges aren't prepared to respond

Leslie Lindberg-Harper is part of the diverse group of education support professionals in the Salem-Keizer school district. (Charles Lapham/Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. -- This week is American Education Week, and more than just teachers are in the spotlight for the support they provide to students. Each day of Education Week has a theme, and today is Education Support Professionals Day. Known as ESPs, they include school bus drivers, janitorial staff

Oregon has, on average, the third largest class sizes in the nation. (Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon state economists have announced the "kicker" tax rebate will go into effect next year, but economic analysts worry it is punting concerns over schools' financial woes down the road. Many Oregonians see a reason to celebrate the $464 million rebate, which will send money

The Harvest Share at Portland State University provides fresh fruits and vegetables to students. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hiding in plain sight on college campuses in Oregon are students who aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. Surveys at the University of Oregon, Oregon State and Portland State University have found that more than half of students at all three schools are consider

Summer Academy in Baker City provides interactive summer learning opportunities for children. (Jason Todd/Summer Academy 2017)

BAKER CITY, Ore. – Children cherish summer as a time when they are free from school, but the lack of academics can leave them behind in class the next year, educators say. That's especially the case for students from low-income families who often don't have the resources for summer learning

The Oregon Legislature has passed an education budget that now heads to Gov. Kate Brown's desk. (Edmund Garman/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon House on Tuesday passed an education budget of $8.2 billion for the next two years, but educators say they're being shorted once again. Even legislators warned the funding amount will mean cuts for some school districts, fewer teachers and larger class sizes. Oregon educato

Oregon students led the passage of a bill creating ethnic studies in the state's K-12 schools. (APANO)

SALEM, Ore. – Students and racial-justice groups in the state are among those applauding a bill now on the governor's desk that should make Oregon schools feel more inclusive for students of color. Under House Bill 2845, the Oregon Department of Education will adopt ethnic studies standards

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