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Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.

Armed teachers in Colorado classrooms? Some are already training

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Colorado Public Radio’s program “Colorado Matters” produced a show about the issue of teachers carrying guns in the classroom. CPR used PIN to ask teachers what they thought about this issue. Reporter Andrea Dukakis interviewed PIN sources and shared r…

Meet Florida’s New Statewide Test

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This spring, Florida students will take a brand new test tied to the state’s new math, reading and writing standards. We gathered questions about it through PIN and answered them in this post.

Florida Roundup: Acting On Immigration

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President Obama announced his executive action plans on immigration Thursday night. We asked PIN members to share their thoughts on it and call the show to share their comments.

The impact of the ACA, one year later

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Stories flowed through PIN – some good, and some bad. We had more than 20 responses to this query, and of those, many offered details about their personal situation that really illustrated the effect of the massive Affordable Care Act. These were authe…

The Sunshine Economy: Work & Wages

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Florida’s average middle class worker isn’t getting paid any more money than workers 10 years ago. The average Floridian’s annual pay remains below the national average. And the average annual pay in the four South Florida counties remains below the st…