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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.


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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 - PA: Early Childhood Education

Pennsylvania Key estimates that there are approximately 730,000 children in Pennsylvania ages 5 and under, and that roughly 40 percent of them are considered low-income.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - When hundreds of early-childhood experts meet in the nation's capital this week, the issues they plan to discuss could help lay a stronger foundation of learning and success for children in Pennsylvania. The national meeting of the Build Initiative's "Quality Rating and Improvemen

HARRISBURG, Pa. - State funding for pre-K in Pennsylvania sits in the top ten among all states, but a new report says the dollar signs are headed in the wrong direction. The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University is out with its State of Pre-School Study. Dir

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A face-off is taking shape over school vouchers in Pennsylvania. On one side are state lawmakers who claim vouchers would help low-income parents get their children out of failing schools and into a school of their choice. On the other side are those who say the idea amounts to aba

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The national recession has been forcing Pennsylvania to make tough financial decisions when it comes to the education of the youngest pupils, according to a just-released report. "The State of Pre-School 2009," from the National Institute for Early Education Research, indicates tha

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's largest school employee union is promoting a multi-pronged approach to education in order to better serve students, teachers and taxpayers. In a new report, "20/20 Vision for the Future," the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) explores a number of areas

Harrisburg, PA - Why do some students in Pennsylvania schools thrive, while others don't? That's a question educators and administrators from across the state hope to get answers to during a conference next week in Harrisburg. It's being put together by the Pennsylvania Learning First Alliance, made

Harrisburg, PA – Name-calling and bullying are about to be thrown off the playground. This is national No Name-Calling Week, drawing attention to bullying and tolerance in our schools. The program is aimed at focusing attention on the problem in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Program spokesman

Harrisburg, PA – Crazy hats, endless rhymes and food that, at first glance, looks inedible. It's all part of celebrating "Read Across America" week in Pennsylvania. Public schools across the state are marking Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading his classics and even serving "green eggs and ham" in

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