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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - IN: Education

A new report finds that taking the time to get professional certification leads people to greater employment and increased confidence in their career prospects. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS - A "good job" isn't out of reach for Hoosiers without a college degree, according to a new survey. According to a Gallup report, nearly 50% of workers who have a high school education and professional certification - but no college education - are most likely to be in a 'good job. Tha

Gov. Eric Holcomb's Teacher Compensation Commission will release recommendations this spring to address the teacher pay gap. (Frank Oliver/DNR/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Eric Holcomb previewed his plans to give Indiana teachers a pay raise Tuesday night in In his 2020 State of the State address. He told lawmakers he will recommend using $250 million from the surplus in the next budget to prepay the state's obligations to the Teacher Retirement F

More than 650 colleges in the United States report having a food pantry for students facing hunger. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Anecdotes about starving college students are actually no laughing matter, as research reveals hunger on campus is not uncommon. In a national survey released early this year, 45% of student respondents said they had experienced food insecurity. Ty Davis is assistant dean of

The U.S. Census Bureau intends to hire 500,000 people for the 2020 count. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – With less than six months to go until the 2020 Census, efforts are ramping up in Indiana and other states to ensure an accurate count. A vital part of that is ensuring there are enough boots on the ground. About 500,000 census takers are needed across the country. Carol Roge

14% of rural school districts do not have access to a guidance counselor. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – About one-in-four public school students in Indiana attends a rural school, and new research suggests they need more assistance in career development. A paper co-authored by Diana Quintero, a research analyst with the Brown Center on Education Policy, finds that while rural st

Indiana teachers earn about $55,000 annually on average. (@sbphoto/Twenty20)

INDIANAPOLIS, – The Indiana House budget plan released on Tuesday includes a modest increase in school funding, but no pay raise for teachers. The House plan calls for a 2.1 percent funding increase the first year, and 2.2 percent the second year, totaling $451 million. While budget money is

Foster youth transitioning into adulthood may have trouble obtaining education, employment and housing. (ohurtsov/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS — New research uncovers the instability faced by Indiana youth in foster care, and the resulting negative outcomes experienced during their transition to adulthood. Fostering Youth Transitions, a data brief released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, showed that moving in

The earlier someone starts engaging in binge drinking, the more likely he or she is to suffer serious consequences, a new study shows. (Gunner Grimnes/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – From beer pong to quarters, binge drinking is a social norm on many college campuses. However, researchers say it's a risk behavior that does not always end after graduation. The study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) examined data from 10 India

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