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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - WA: Education

Instructors in UW's international programs are looking for pay parity with their colleagues at the university. (UW AFT English Language Faculty)

SEATTLE — Instructors at the University of Washington are holding a picket today over negotiations with the school that have carried on for more than a year-and-a-half. American Federation of Teachers union members in the International and English Language Programs at UW have been in talks w

More than 11 million children nationwide are alone or unsupervised after class ends, according to the Afterschool Alliance. (School's Out Washington)

SEATTLE – Communities across the country on Thursday mark Lights on Afterschool Day – a celebration of the expanded learning opportunities available to school children once the final bell rings. In Washington state, more than 200,000 children are unsupervised after class and more than

Paraeducators perform a range of tasks to help teachers in the classroom, including signing for students with hearing impairments. (Ellen Banner)

Tacoma, WA - A low-paid group of educators known as paraeducators (or "paras") say it's time they received livable wages. Paras assist teachers in the classroom, often working with students with disabilities and in the special education department. Comments from Barbara Randall-Saleh ("suh-LEE"), pr

At last year's supply drive, students were given fake money to buy school supplies. (Inspirus Credit Union)

SPOKANE, Wash. – The high cost of school supplies could be on the minds of many Washington families as students head back to class. One credit union is stepping up to help in a big way. A Deloitte survey finds households expect to spend more than $500 going into the 2018 school year, with mo

Summer learning programs also provide opportunities for children to build social and emotional learning skills. (School's Out Washington)

SEATTLE – It's Summer Learning Day, a day meant to recognize the importance of education, even in the months when children are away from school. Groups across Washington state are dedicated to preventing the summer slide that can leave some school students behind when the next academic year

A fellowship program hopes to make the law profession more diverse. (Scott/Red Fish Blue Fish Photography)

SEATTLE – A fellowship is helping law students to explore their interest in social justice issues. The Washington State Association for Justice fellowship is focused on plaintiff law, including civil rights issues, consumer law and workers' compensation. It's a change of pace for many law

The start of Ramadan means Muslims will be abstaining from food and drink during the day for the next month. (raech78/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — Ramadan officially began Wednesday, which means American Muslims will be fasting for the next month. Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims, who make up about 22 percent of the world's population. Along with prayer and charity, fasting from sunup to sundown is integra

More than 25,000 people showed up to support the Seattle March for Science last year. (Dennis Bratland/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Marchers are turning out again to support science. On Saturday, people around the world will take to the streets for the second "March for Science." The event highlights the importance of evidence-based policymaking and in Seattle, will feature speeches from House Majority Leader N

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