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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - PA: Early Childhood Education

About 120,000 children from low-income families in Pennsylvania have no publicly funded pre-K. (Chris Morgan/flickr.com)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pediatric hospital residents rallied in Harrisburg this week, asking Gov. Tom Wolf and state legislators to invest more in high-quality pre-kindergarten education. According to a new report from the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, quality pre-K programs help p

Governor Wolf is calling for a $377 million increase in K-12 funding for this year. (Gov. Tom Wolf/flickr.com)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Teachers are praising Gov. Tom Wolf's stand on education funding. In December the governor line-item vetoed all but six months of school funding in the budget passed by the Legislature. In his budget address next week he will ask lawmakers to include the $377 million increase for t

A new report says about 120,000 low-income children in Pennsylvania don't have access to pre-kindergarten programs. (Lochoaymca/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania needs to increase its commitment to making high-quality pre-kindergarten available to at-risk children, according to a new report. Called The Case for Pre-K in PA from the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the report says there are more than 175,000 3 year olds

A lawsuit claims Pennsylvania's school funding system is unconstitutional. Credit: ludi/pixabay.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Education advocates are asking the state Supreme Court to hear their challenge to the state's school funding system. The state has filed papers asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit filed a year ago by parents and school districts. Briefs from the legislature and the governor's

Syrian refugees now entering the United States began the process in 2012. Credit: Voice of America News/Wikimedia Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, at least 26 governors have said they won't allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their states but advocates say those fears are unfounded. With millions displaced by civil war in Syria, President Obama wants the U.S. to accept 10,

Past cuts to school funding have hit poor school districts in Pennsylvania the hardest. Credit: Cole Stivers/Pixabay.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Wednesday the state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a package of revenue sources that could help restore past cuts to education funding. Budget cuts imposed on education in 2011 have made educational inequality worse in the state. According to Deborah Go

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether the state is meeting its constitutional requirement to provide a thorough and efficient system of public education. Credit: Ad Meskens/Wikipedia.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A lawsuit challenging state funding for public education is going to Pennsylvania's highest court. According to a coalition of parents, school districts and statewide organizations, the Pennsylvania Legislature has failed to meet its constitutional obligation to adequately a

According to a new report, Pennsylvania has the widest funding gap between rich and poor school districts in the country. Credit: Campaign for Fair Education Funding.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report from the Campaign for Fair Education Funding says a failure to restore state education funding and implement a new funding formula will only increase the achievement gap between rich and poor districts. The report says Pennsylvania must adopt Governor Tom Wolf's

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