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PNS Daily Newscast - May 20, 2019 


Deutsche Bank is reported to have flagged transactions by entities controlled by President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner for potential money laundering. Also on our Monday rundown: Disability-rights advocates sue New York’s transit authority over accessibility. Plus, we'll let you know why the Capitol could go dark for the Boise Pride Festival.

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Public News Service - MA: Education

Boston, MA – Some Massachusetts residents are getting the chance to walk a day in a teacher's shoes. As part of "American Education Week," some schools will take part in what's called "Educator for a Day." Citizens will step in to try everything from teaching a class, to monitoring the halls a

Boston, MA – Goals are great, but achievement in education takes more than just hard work. That will be the message from education leaders testifying at a State House hearing today. They're supporting a bill that aims to find how much money it would take to meet the education goals set by the

Less than half of adults in the U.S. read literature. Thousand of kids sign up for summer reading programs every year in this state, and now more and more libraries want adults to do the same. Laura Zalewski, from the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, says they saw a need to bring back t

Massachusetts librarians are breaking out of the confines of the library walls and making their knowledge available online. Facebook, MySpace, and instant messenger are all part of the mindset of the move towards "Library 2.0." Stephen Abrams from library technology group Sirsi Dynix, spoke abo

Boston, MA - Honoring the state's top young readers and writers is on the agenda at the State House this morning. Students K through 12 participated in "Letters about Literature," writing a letter to their favorite author. The winners have been chosen, and over 30 state lawmakers are expected to

Today is "Read Across America" day. This tenth annual celebration of reading coincides with the 103rd birthday of children's author Doctor Seuss, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts. Community members across the state, including Governor Patrick, will substitute the many "hats" they normally we

Boston, MA - For the reader on your list, the Massachusetts Library Association is recommending library cards as a last-minute stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift. The children's section in Massachusetts libraries is growing even faster than the adult section. The latest report from the Massachusett

Boston, MA - Giving poor students more time to learn may be what it takes to help close the achievement gap. A new report by the state's two teachers unions suggests several ways to make it happen, including full-day kindergarten, before and after-school programs and helping parents make homework-fr

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