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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Public News Service - MA: Education

Framingham, MA - The state is asking teachers their opinion on how to make schools better. starting today, a new month-long survey called the "Teaching, Learning and Leading Survey" allows Massachusetts teachers to go online anonymously and answer questions about teaching conditions. Questions inclu

Boston, MA –"Chalk up" a win for Massachusetts educators, as the "No Child Left Behind Act" comes up for renewal this year. A federal appeals court sided with the National Education Association earlier this month, ruling that the controversial law violates the Constitution because it requires

Bridgewater, MA - Employees and patrons of state libraries in Massachusetts are crossing their fingers, hoping for a much happier new year. Many of them are in danger of shutting down completely in 2008, as a result of budget wrangling. For instance, Bridgewater's public library now struggles to s

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

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