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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - IN: Education

Nearly half of all students at Indiana's public four-year college campuses graduate on time. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is making progress in moving the needle on college completion, according to state education officials. The 2018 College Completion Report, released this week, reveals an increase of 14 percentage points over the past five years in the number of college students graduati

After the school bell rings, some Indiana teachers head to a second job. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Lazy summer days are not always in the cards for Indiana school teachers. And besides working at another job during summer school break, some teachers hold down a second job during the school year. New data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that nearly

Studies show dogs can help relieve anxiety and stress in humans. (pawsandthink.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – You may have seen therapy dogs at airports comforting passengers who have anxiety about flying, or at a local nursing home or hospital, but they're also being used in school settings in the wake of tragedy. Paws and Think is a Hoosier nonprofit organization that has 120 teams

Hoosier schools are becoming more educationally and culturally diverse. (Juan Esteban Zapata)

INDIANAPOLIS – As schools in Indiana become more educationally and culturally diverse, educators say there's a growing need to reach out to parents who may not be familiar with the American education system, or the English language. The Indiana Youth Institute sponsored workshops this past w

Many Hoosier families can't afford the growing cost of sending kids to college. (Tatiyana Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Many parents struggle every month to make payments for their child's education, and every year the cost of college goes up. That means many young people never get the opportunity to go on past high school. Tuition plus fees at four-year public colleges jumped by more than 70 percen

A mural in Woodburn Hall that includes a depiction of the Ku Klux Klan originally was painted for the Chicago World's Fair. (J. Barrie)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – At a time when people across the country are calling for the removal of Confederate statues and artwork because they're seen as divisive, a petition drive is underway to remove a controversial painting at the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Students taking classes

In the U.S., 30 million children rely on Medicaid. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – An effort is under way to convince lawmakers to become champions for children's health. President Donald Trump has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but advocates are crying foul because they say it will hurt the most vulnerable Americans. Dr. Jennifer Arnold, star

The need for free and reduced-price meals during school years has grown, but the number of kids participating in summer nutrition programs has dropped. (Lorie Tuter)

INDIANAPOLIS — While summer is a time for enjoying family and friends or taking road trips, hunger doesn't take a vacation in Indiana. A new report by the Food Research and Action Center says millions of children who rely on free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches lose access to t

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