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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - IA: Education

DES MOINES, Iowa – Born a slave and then orphaned, George Washington Carver faced continual rejection until he found a welcoming home in Iowa, where he earned a college degree and began his groundbreaking work as an inventor and botanist. Des Moines Area Community College is paying tribute to

Physical-education teachers note that P.E. is about more than kicking a ball; it's about teaching children healthy lifestyle choices they'll carry with them into adulthood. (Ben Landers/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Physical-education teachers in Iowa are saying enough is enough. The latest draft of Iowa's education plan - released Wednesday - doesn't address PE coursework. Critics say school funding for physical education began dropping about six years ago. The initial drop was an un

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates there will be more than a 25 percent increase in job availability for crime scene investigators by 2024. (Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – The field of crime scene investigations is growing both in terms of size and complexity. With that in mind, Des Moines Area Community College is offering a CSI certificate this fall for the first time. Criminal Justice Professor Danielle Galien says it's the only lab-based

As a Fairfield school board member, Phil Miller voted to allow transgender students to use restrooms based on their gender identity. (martyspittle/Pixabay)

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – In the wake of a special election punctuated by attack ads about transgender bathroom access, the winner is reflecting on what voters really seemed to care about. Fairfield veterinarian Phil Miller, a Democrat, faced criticism in the election from Republican Travis Harris f

Cyber attacks can expose personal information of millions of people or shut down entire organization systems. (Joffi/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – The growing number and severity of cyber attacks is prompting state officials to try to identify and train the next cyber workforce from among Iowa high school students. Iowa has entered a cyber training partnership with the

DMACC Newton Campus is offering a new, one semester Early Childhood Education certificate program. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's economy is bouncing back, creating an increased demand for qualified child care providers. And a central Iowa college is rising to meet the challenge. Some child care providers had to close shop after Maytag left Newton in 2007 and jobs were lost. But a decade lat

Command Module Pilot of the 1972 Apollo 16 mission, Ken Mattingly, speaks at

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Famous trailblazers of space, sports, music, technology and the arts will be in Iowa this week to inspire folks from all walks to life to live up to their potential. The eighth annual Celebrate Innovation Week kicks off Monday at Des Moines Area Community College's West Des Moi

Many Iowa parents support daily physical education as part of their child's school curriculum. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa schools are being encouraged to help students exercise their minds. State education leaders are creating an accountability plan to meet provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act, a new federal education law. And health-related groups, including the American Heart

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