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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Public News Service - TX: Early Childhood Education

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas ranks 35th among all states when it comes to the overall well-being of children, according to this year's national KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today. Texas has been in the bottom third for the past decade. The state also ranks ninth worst in terms of child poverty - a parti

AUSTIN, Texas - The fight for public education funding is far from over, according to several hundred school advocates from across the state who gathered in Austin this weekend. The conference was organized by the grassroots organization Save Texas Schools, which was created during the past legislat

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - One of the last hurdles before lawmakers can finalize a new state budget is school financing. State aid will likely be cut by about $4 billion over the next two years. The sticking point is whether to divide per-student cuts equally among districts, or to ask wealthier districts

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has the third-highest teen birth rate in the country, and the state holds the top spot in repeat teen births. Studies have shown that the public picks up a big portion of the tab for those pregnancies. A scientific consensus has emerged in the past few decades on what works -

AUSTIN, Texas - Although this is National Teacher Appreciation Week, not all Texas teachers are feeling the love. The Texas House is expected to take up a bill today that would give local school districts greater flexibility in hiring, firing and paying teachers, as well as setting class-size limits

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