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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - NC: Education

North Carolina has long been a leader in early-childhood education. It was the first to offer full-day kindergarten and created the nation's first comprehensive early-childhood initiative, Smart Start. (North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Only 39 percent of North Carolina's third-graders are proficient in reading, according to the last National Report Card. And a recent guide issued by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation says the state can do better. The Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Fram

In 2017, the Rev. William Barber created the National Poor People's Campaign, to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s challenge to change what he called

RALEIGH, N.C. – With this year's theme of And a Little Child Shall Lead Them, thousands are expected to gather Saturday at Shaw University in Raleigh to take steps toward justice in North Carolina. The 13th annual HK on J, which stands for Historic Thousands on Jones Street, is set to focus

North Carolina legislators will hear a proposal to provide $1.3 billion for K-12 construction needs, $300 million to the UNC system, and $300 million to community colleges. (Gerry Dincher/Flickr)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina public schools could see progress toward funding to update facilities and technology and decrease class sizes – but it will require state lawmakers to agree that an almost $2 billion public school bond is needed. If the idea makes it through the new legis

UNC administrators have recommended a $5.3 million history center on campus to house the monument nicknamed Silent Sam, with heightened security and an annual operating budget of $800,000. (University of North Carolina)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Advocates and opponents of the Silent Sam statue are making their voices heard after the University of North Carolina proposed a more than $5 million plan to restore the Confederate-era monument in a new museum on its campus. Meanwhile, students arrested for protesting the

According to the Parent Resource Program, there are an average of more than 3,000 suicide attempts by high schoolers annually. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina public school employees may soon be better equipped to offer mental-health services and emotional education to students, now that the General Assembly has passed a bill that would create programs to support suicide prevention and mental-health services in schools. It'

The North Carolina Council of Churches as part of its support of public education put this billboard up on I-40, quoting the Bible. (NC Council of Churches)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, thousands of North Carolinians are contemplating the lessons heard from the pulpit at church on Sunday, but a new effort is encouraging the state's places of worship to protect the education children receive during the week. The North Carolina Council of Churches is em

Numerous studies on early childhood education indicate it benefits children well into their school and adult lives. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – It's full speed ahead for the Republican-backed state budget released late Monday night. The procedure typically takes weeks to allow for input, review and committee meetings, and opponents are worried it's the state's children who are getting run over in the process. Early

Gov. Roy Coopers proposal includes a $24.5 billion plan for the fiscal year starting July 1. It covers school funding, job training, water-quality improvements and additional relief for communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. - How will the state pay for Gov. Roy Cooper's proposal to increase teacher pay by 8 percent and funding for school safety and mental-health services? That's the question this week after the governor released his proposed budget amendments. Cooper's announcement came after a record nu

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