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PNS Daily Newscast - July 28, 2017 


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Public News Service - WA: Education

Interactive summer learning programs can help children stay engaged while also combatting

CENTRALIA, Wash. — Today is Summer Learning Day, a day that brings awareness to the issue of the "summer slide” that students experience in academics while they are out of school. The slump is especially severe for students who come from low income families who often don't have the res

Washington and 18 other states are suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to implement regulations on for-profit colleges as scheduled on July 1. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SEATTLE - Washington is one of 19 states suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for delaying a rule set to go into effect July 1 - a delay that has left many college students in limbo. The rule was intended to help students who took out loans to attend for-profit colleges that ended up taking a

The federal Summer Food Service program provides funding for children's meals while school is out. (School's Out Washington)

EVERETT, Wash. - Summer vacation is here, and while that means fun in the sun, for some it also means a lot of hungry days. Children who normally rely on free and reduced-price lunches are able to get meals through the federal Summer Food Service Program. However, the Food Resource and Action Cente

Uncertain how education will be funded in Washington state, school administrators say they typically plan for the worst-case scenario. (wsilver/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The clock is ticking again this year for the Washington State Legislature to figure out how to address the Supreme Court's McCleary decision that requires the state to properly fund schools. As legislators hammer out details behind closed doors in a special session, what do

The Trump administration has proposed cutting more than $9 billion from the federal Department of Education budget. (JJ Thompson/Unsplash)

SEATTLE - Teachers and education staff are watching closely this week to see what happens with the Trump administration's proposed cuts to Education Department programs, as Congress works on a budget for next year. The proposal slashes more than 13 percent, or $9 billion, off the agency's budget. W

The Trump administration has proposed cutting federal funding for after-school and summer programs. (School's Out Washington)

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Members of Congress return to the Capitol next week for budget negotiations, and what they decide could have a big impact on children and what they do after school. Under the Trump budget proposal, funding for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, which help fund

Students from Walla Walla University gathered in Olympia last month to urge lawmakers to fully fund the State Need Grant. (Jose Acosta/Walla Walla University)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Students receiving the State Need Grant are urging the Washington State Legislature to fully fund the grant program so that more students can afford higher education. Last year, 24,000 students were eligible but did not receive grants because the program wasn't properly fund

A grant to schools helps refugees resettle in the United States. (CDC Global/Flickr)

SEATTLE – A grant program is helping refugee students travel the long emotional distance from their homes to integrate into schools and their communities in the United States. The Office of Refugee Resettlement distributes Refugee School Impact Grants to 38 states, including Washington, and

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