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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - FL: Early Childhood Education

MIAMI, Fla. - Parents and educators, led by state Sen. J. Alex Villalobos, kicked off the Vote No on 8 campaign Thursday to keep the smaller class sizes voters approved in a 2002 constitutional amendment. This year is the end of the eight-year plan to reduce class size to no more than 18 students pe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Legislature is poised to vote on a bill that would implement the first statewide merit-pay system for teachers in the nation. SB6, the bill that would tie teacher pay to student test scores, passed the Senate last week, and its companion bill narrowly passed out of Ho

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One in five Florida children comes to school hungry, even more kids are on free and reduced lunch programs, and many are just too hungry to learn. That's according to a new report from Share Our Strength, a nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The report author surveye

The check is in the mail. The federal government has released $1.8 billion in stimulus money for Florida education. While the extra cash is expected to reduce staff layoffs and stay many program cuts, Mark Pudlow with the Florida Education Association says it still amounts to just a "Band-Aid" for t

A penny will mean more today than usual in Tallahassee, as the Florida Education Association (FEA) uses a novel idea to make its case for the one-cent sales tax it is proposing to shore up ailing school budgets. One penny for each public school student in Florida - that's 2.6 million pennies, in al

Parents, teachers and administrators are rallying in Orlando Saturday to bring attention to the financial challenges mounting against Florida's public schools. Their campaign, Make Our Schools a Priority, launches as the legislature prepares to consider the fifth budget cut in two years for the scho

The publication Education Week has ranked Florida schools tenth in the nation on its annual report card, up from 31st just three years ago. The newspaper gives the state a "B-minus" overall, with high marks for setting standards, testing, and teacher qualifications. Mark Pudlow, spokesperson for

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