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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2019 


Poll finds people paying attention to impeachment, but hearings aren't changing minds; votes on bills that would protect California wilderness, which supporters say would reduce wildfire risk; and child well-being in the courts, in foster care, and in the Census count.

2020Talks - November 20, 2019 


Tonight, 10 candidates will face off at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. Also, it's Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring trans and gender non-conforming people who have been killed this year.

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Public News Service - MD: Education

Baltimore’s Middle Grades Partnership students have a three-year retention rate of 78%. (Middle Grades Partnership)

BALTIMORE – More low-income middle school students in Baltimore are getting into academically rigorous high schools, and they credit the city's Middle Grades Partnership learning program. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Middle Grades Partnership crosses economic and racial lines by pai

According to a new poll, 50% of Maryland educators held a second job to make ends meet last year — up nine points from the year before. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As children go back to school Tuesday, almost all Maryland teachers say they pay for some school supplies out of their own pockets – and about half work a second job to have the money to do so. Those statistics are from a new poll of 800 Maryland State Education Associ

Advocates say teaching the history of LGBTQ rights and disability rights in Maryland schools can help underrepresented students feel more accepted in the classroom. (Manny DaCunha/Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Education says it is looking to add curriculum that explores the history of the LGBTQ rights and disability rights movements. The move comes after a push by lawmakers earlier this month to expand the state's history studies to include lessons focus

The 2018 Maryland Report Card offers public access to more details on measures of success in the state's 1,400 public schools. (Wokandapix/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Achievement gaps persist between students of color and white students, according to a new analysis of Maryland's public schools. Education advocates say the state needs to make finding solutions a priority. The Baltimore Community Foundation commissioned the report by The Education

Gov. Larry Hogan was the keynote speaker for the 2016 Honors Convocation at Morgan State University. (Joe Andrucyk/Maryland GovPics/Flickr)

BALTIMORE — A 12-year lawsuit filed by Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities against the state will continue in December, with both sides preparing for oral arguments. The four institutions - Bowie, Coppin and Morgan State Universities and the University of Maryland Ea

Montgomery County Schools began the school year by offering free condoms at four high schools before expanding countywide. (Pixabay)

ROCKVILLE, Md. – After seeing a double-digit surge in chlamydia and gonorrhea, the Montgomery County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to offer condoms at all of its high schools. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a continuous rise of sexually tran

AARP Maryland, the AARP Foundation and REAL School Gardens partner to build an outdoor classroom for southwest Baltimore students. (REAL School Gardens)

BALTIMORE – In southwest Baltimore, an empty schoolyard will be transformed into an outdoor classroom and learning garden to help students improve science, math, literacy and nutrition education. Thursday’s Big Dig garden-building event at James McHenry Elementary School will have more

Maryland lawmakers have passed a bill that could give school systems more flexibility with their school calendars. (Pixabay)

BALTIMORE — Spring Break is considered a necessity for many students and teachers, but Maryland schools have been forced to cut into that "unwind time" to make up for lost days earlier in the academic year. A bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly would change that. Senate Bill 7029 al

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