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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NY: Education

Governor Spitzer kicked off a statewide tour Monday at the state capital to promote his budget policies, including a $7-billion boost to the state's annual spending on education. The governor used 212 green balloons to generate attention, asking parents such as Rosemary Rivera, from Rochester, to

Longer school days, more accountability, and increased transparency in school finances are all on Governor Spitzer's menu for education reform. Speaking yesterday, the governor laid out major reforms, that New York State United Teachers president Richard Iannuzzi says will hold administrators respo

With students being turned away from the State University of New York because of a shortage of faculty, the challenge for the new governor and state lawmakers is what to do about the problem. Lawmakers were told Wednesday that it would take 2,000 more full-time faculty to get the faculty-student ra

The first 100 days in office is viewed by many as a critical time for a new governor; a period when the chief executive has the most clout. That has a coalition of more than 200 New York groups hoping Governor Elliot Spitzer will act quickly on his promises about education. Billy Easton is with t

New York, NY - A new study from Quality Education Data (QED) finds that many New York teachers are year-round Santas for students, spending an average of $475 of their own money to augment classroom supplies and curriculum. The report comes after a court ruling that New York state needs to stop bein

New York, NY - New York ranks 40th when it comes to providing low-income students with free or reduced-priced breakfasts, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Committee (FRAC). FRAC's Lynn Parker says not only are schoolchildren missing out on an important meal, but the state

New York, NY - The nation's highest court takes up the thorny issue of school integration today for the first time since 1995. At issue are voluntary integration plans adopted in Louisville and Seattle, and whether those efforts to promote racial inclusion violate the Constitutional goal of equal pr

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