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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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Ex-deputy education minister questions rationale in reopening schools next week, notes Sarawak’s refusal despite better Covid-19 situation than Klang Valley

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching noted that the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has chosen to postpone reopening schools by two weeks even though its Covid-19 status was better than heavily-populated states in the peninsula.. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching noted that the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has chosen to postpone reopening schools by two weeks even though its Covid-19 status was better than heavily-populated states in the peninsula.. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — The Education Ministry must explain how it concluded that schools could safely reopen nationwide from tomorrow — even in Covid-19 red zones — when Sarawak has opted to delay this, said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.

The former deputy minister of education noted that the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has chosen to

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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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School minister says he ‘trusts the judgement of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

The prime minister visits a school to take part in an online lesson during lockdown (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The prime minister visits a school to take part in an online lesson during lockdown (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The schools minister has said he trusts “the judgement of teachers” amid warnings that the government’s new grading system could undermine the value of qualifications.

The government is expected to task schools with determining pupils’ grades in lieu of exams this year, because of disruption caused by coronavirus.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is to set out further details of the plan in the Commons later on Thursday.

But some experts have warned that the approach could lead to inconsistent outcomes across

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Former education minister says Covid-19 an opportunity to ‘reset’ evaluation of students

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China urges U.S. to reopen dialogue after Trump

China says it wants to hit the reset button on its relationship with the U.S.Ties between the two sank to their lowest in decades under former U.S. president, Donald Trump.Now with Joe Biden in the top job, on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing stood ready to reopen constructive dialogue with Washington. “It is natural that both sides have differences and conflicts. What is key is utilising dialogue to get to know more about each other, and not be defined by differences between both countries.”But he also laid

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