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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - IN: Education

More than 200,000 children in Indiana will cast ballots in a mock election on Election Day. (inbar.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers will be casting ballots next week, but their votes won't count. It's a civics lesson for students ages five and up. Indiana state law requires students from 6th to 12th grades be given lessons on the country's election process. The Indiana Kids’ E

Some school districts around the country are considering cutting recess time, but experts say that could be a mistake. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS — As schools work to meet academic and testing standards, some are cutting back on recess time to make room for more class time. But, experts say that can have long-term negative consequences for children. Playtime isn't downtime, said Tami Silverman president and CEO of the Ind

Two scholarships in Indiana have the goal of recruiting more minority students to become teachers. (Michael Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Two scholarship deadlines are approaching for minority students in Indiana who want to become teachers. The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship and Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities offer financial aid for minority students who meet academi

Teachers charge that Indiana schools are under threat by a powerful lobbying group. (Chicago Federation of Labor)

INDIANAPOLIS - A statehouse rally today is calling attention to efforts to reform education in Indiana. According to the state's teachers' union, that means using taxpayer money to fund private-school vouchers and charter schools at the expense of children who attend public school. The protest is a

Groups are working with first generation college students and their families to get them to complete some kind of post-secondary education. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Getting Indiana's kids motivated when it comes to post secondary education was the focus of a recent event in Indianapolis. The Postsecondary Counseling Institute features a series of workshops for educators, parents, youth workers, and community leaders. Tracy Butler, directo

Bison that have been locally decorated are being placed all around Indiana ahead of the bicentennial celebration. (United Way)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A unique way to celebrate Indiana's bicentennial. The Indiana Association of United Ways is coordinating a Bison-tennial Public Art Project by placing as many locally decorated 5-foot-tall Fiberglas bison in as many of Indiana's 92 counties as possible. Adam Drummond, inter

The National Education Association sent teachers from across the country to Washington, D.C., to ask senators to hold a hearing on President Obama's nomination for the U.S Supreme Court. (Patrick Chambers)

INDIANAPOLIS - In classrooms across the country, students learn about the role citizens play in democracy. And in about a dozen classrooms, they're hearing firsthand from their teachers, who got to go to Washington, D.C. They were selected for the trip by the National Education Association (NEA),

A new report documents the efforts by families to change the juvenile justice system. (Citizens for Prison Reform)

INDIANAPOLIS - About 54,000 children are incarcerated in the U.S., which means their families will be spending this Mother's Day weekend without them, or visiting them wherever they're locked up. Many of those moms are now fighting to end mass incarceration of young people and to make sure when te

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