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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 - NM: Education

Santa Fe - Teachers say there's a federally-mandated program that could help New Mexico students on all levels -- except that the formulas used to make it work don't fit with the state's budget crunch. Part of the No Child Left Behind law is a system called "Response to Intervention" (RTI). It's de

Bernalillo, NM - Classrooms in New Mexico could soon be "super-sized." Budget wrangling in Santa Fe and tough economic times all over could add up to more crowded classrooms, and educators are concerned Bobbie Stratton is a special education teacher at Algodones Elementary, Bernalillo. She says she

Santa Fe – The economic downturn should not drag New Mexico kids down with it. That is the word from teachers across the state who support two bills in the state legislature that would revise the funding formula for public schools. The bills are HB331 and HB346, both introduced by Rep. Mimi St

Albuquerque, NM - Children are being born into poverty at a staggering rate in New Mexico – and with the current economic downturn, the situation is expected to worsen. The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) has released a new report that chronicles "The State of America's Children." It includes f

Albuquerque, NM - Education shouldn't be done on a shoestring. That's the message for the current American Education Week from a coalition of New Mexico educators, who will be kicking off a campaign to push for sufficiently-funded schools with a rally today in the State Capitol rotunda. National Edu

Albuquerque, NM - The latest news on the nation's economy and job market has been gloomy, but at least one analysis predicts the gray skies could clear up as the nation moves toward renewable energy. The report, published by the Blue Green Alliance, predicts the creation of 800,000 "green collar" j

Albuquerque, NM - How to show educators how much they mean during this Teacher Appreciation Week? Sharon Morgan, president of National Education Association-New Mexico, has a few suggestions. A simple "Thank you!" can go a long way for a teacher who devotes countless hours--and often his or her ow

Albuquerque, NM – After getting permission to set up an information table at Albuquerque High School, a local grassroots group was turned away yesterday. Members of the Southwest Organizing Project had arranged to set up a table during the lunch hour to discuss with students alternatives to mi

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