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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

2020Talks - August 12, 2020 

California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: November 19, 2008

California's cold water fish are in deep trouble. A new report called "SOS: California's Native Fish Crisis," finds that 65 percent of native salmon, steelhead and trout could be extinct within 100 years or sooner. The University of California Davis study analyzed thirty-two native fish species; of ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM - Education shouldn't be done on a shoestring. That's the message for the current American Education Week from a coalition of New Mexico educators, who will be kicking off a campaign to push for sufficiently-funded schools with a rally today in the State Capitol rotunda. National Edu ...Read More

Salem, OR – If the school bus drivers are in a better mood than usual when they pick kids up this morning, it may be because today is "Education Support Professional Day." It takes more than teachers and administrators to make a school run smoothly, and ESPs are the behind-the-scenes staff me ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - It's American Education Week, and Pennsylvania educators are sending out a reminder that investing in students now will lead to brighter economic times tomorrow. A 2006 study found that public education in the state was under-funded by $4 billion. The state legislature allocated $2 ...Read More

Madison, WI - It's American Education Week, and Wisconsin educators are reminding lawmakers that investing in education will be an important part of leading the state out of economic turmoil. Wisconsin Education Association Council President Mary Bell understands the state has some tough funding de ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Iowa could be a model for the federal government when it comes to creating a "healthy children" policy. Advocates say that when the new Congress convenes next year and President-elect Obama takes office, there will be a window of opportunity to enact federal "well child care" ...Read More

Jefferson City, MO - Children's advocates say the hidden toll of the economic crisis could be playing out behind closed doors with Missouri's smallest citizens. The Department of Social Services reports there is a direct correlation between difficult economic times and child abuse. And these des ...Read More

Chicago, IL – As state lawmakers work to fix a budget deficit of almost $2 billion, a new study says Illinois is wasting millions in tax money. The study by Good Jobs First looks at the compensation retailers receive for collecting state and local sales tax. Illinois is one of 26 states that ...Read More

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