Tag: history

Durham minister fights for Holocaust education bill to include Black history

N.C. legislators filed a bill on Feb. 10 to make Holocaust and genocide education mandatory for public schools. Durham minister and activist Paul Scott is demanding the bill also include Black history.

House Bill 69, or the Gizella Abramson Holocaust Education Act, was introduced as HB 437 in 2019 but was never made into law. N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer (D–Caswell, Orange) said the 2019 bill was included as a policy provision along with the budget bill, which Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed.

HB 437 was proposed a few months after the federal government introduced the Never Again Education Act, which aimed

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After Maszlee, former deputy education minister next to mull lawsuit over ‘communism in History textbook’ slander

Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching said she is considering to sue Datuk Yazid Othman, the deputy chairman of a secretariat opposing the textbook who made the malicious claim. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching said she is considering to sue Datuk Yazid Othman, the deputy chairman of a secretariat opposing the textbook who made the malicious claim. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching has today denied influencing the Form 4 History textbook to allegedly “glorify communism”, after she was accused of being responsible of doing so in an Umno Youth forum last night.

The DAP MP said she is considering to sue Datuk Yazid Othman, the deputy chairman of a secretariat opposing the textbook who

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Sued Over 455 Times, Most Ever in Department’s History, Study Says

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued more than 455 times throughout her tenure, the most ever in the department’s 41-year history, a recent analysis found.

The analysis, conducted by nonpartisan news site The 74, examined lawsuits naming either DeVos or the DOE as plaintiffs from the beginning of President Donald Trump’s administration in 2017 until the end of September.

DeVos’ tenure has been marred by controversy ever since Trump nominated her in November 2016, shortly after his election. The Senate confirmed DeVos in February 2017 by a 51–50 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence having

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Education Secretary Besty DeVos Sued Over 455 Times, Most Ever in Department’s History, Study Says

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued more than 455 times throughout her tenure, the most ever in the department’s 41-year history, a recent analysis found.

The analysis, conducted by nonpartisan news site The 74, examined lawsuits naming either DeVos or the DOE as plaintiffs from the beginning of President Donald Trump’s administration in 2017 until the end of September.

DeVos’ tenure has been marred by controversy ever since Trump nominated her in November 2016, shortly after his election. The Senate confirmed DeVos in February 2017 by a 51–50 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence having

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UC Davis wins $190,000 grant to help K-12 teachers educate on Chinese American history

A University of California, Davis history workshop won a six-figure grant to improve K-12 education on California’s Chinese American history.

The $190,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, which was won last week, went to a program called “Building Community in California: The Chinese American Experience” which will educate 72 teachers in K-12 public schools nationwide on California’s Chinese American history and help them design curriculum for their students.

The workshop will be run by UC Davis’ The History Project, which trains K-12 teachers in the Sacramento area. It will be led by Dr. Robyn Rodriguez, UC Davis Asian American

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