PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
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
As many as one in three Florida children end up behind bars. This statistic and others are cited in a new report by the Children's Defense Fund. Looking to young people who have beaten the odds for possible ways to stop this "cradle to prison pipeline" is the purpose of a summit taking place this we
While Florida's special legislative session is about to vote on cuts to remedy the 2.3 billion dollar shortfall in the state's budget, the Coalition for Fair and Comprehensive Tax Reform is urging legislators to wait and to take a more balanced approach. The coalition includes Florida's PTA, AFL-C
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
Florida school boards are scrambling to make ends meet in the wake of a 355-million dollar cut in the state education budget. This latest round of cuts leaves many districts with multi-million dollar shortfalls, searching for cutbacks in a system already nearly cut to shreds. The easy reductions t