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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: Education

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

Saucon, PA - As some teachers in Northhampton County go on strike this week, new research from the Pennsylvania State Education Association counters the old argument that teachers' strikes have a negative effect on children. Dr. Harris Zwerling crunched some numbers and found no such connection. H

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh is consistently rated one of the "most literate" cities in the country, and one woman is trying to add more Pennsylvania cities to that list. Denise McMahan has designed a Web site to try to get more people to read books. She says Cause Planet is not just about educ

Harrisburg, PA – Plans for so-called "high stakes" testing to determine high school graduation in Pennsylvania aren't making the grade with education groups, parent organizations, or those that represent Pennsylvania students with disabilities. Backers say the high school exit exams would ho

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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