PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
Harrisburg, PA - Kids in Pennsylvania schools would learn more about the world outside their classrooms under a bill just introduced in Washington, D.C. The "No Child Left Inside Act" calls for federal funding to expand environmental education and prepare students for the future green workforce.
Harrisburg, PA - Teens from across Pennsylvania will have a rare chance to talk with their state lawmakers today - about sex. It's Planned Parenthood lobby day in Harrisburg. The young people attending today's rally want to see schools move away from abstinence-only sex education and toward more com
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 - Many school districts in Pennsylvania are short-changing students with special needs, according to a study recently released by the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania. Some education groups say the solution may rest with the stimulus package being debated in Washington, D.C. The
Harrisburg, PA - The union representing more than 187,000 Pennsylvania education professionals is hoping the governor's new budget, released Wednesday, will help close the gap between the "haves and have-nots" in the state's schools. The Pennsylvania State Education Association says groups of studen
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 - Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania is hoping a new president brings a new policy on how we deal with children when it comes to sex education. Specifically, the organization wants the Obama administration to end the federal government's dependence on funding abstinence-only programs
Harrisburg, PA - It's American Education Week, and Pennsylvania educators are sending out a reminder that investing in students now will lead to brighter economic times tomorrow. A 2006 study found that public education in the state was under-funded by $4 billion. The state legislature allocated $2