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Boise State students oppose legislature’s education bills

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Mike Satz, the executive director of the Idaho 97 Project, a group which aims to combat extremism in Idaho’s politics, spoke to students on Boise State University’s campus on May 1, 2021, about the Legislature’s efforts to curtail educators.

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Boise State University students gathered on Saturday afternoon in front of the Administration Building to express opposition to recent bills in the Idaho Legislature that have targeted state education curricula and funding.

The rally of about 20 people was organized by students angered by passage of House Bill 377, a law signed by Idaho Gov. Brad Little on

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Opposition MPs tell education minister, deputies to go over Covid-19 in schools, undelivered 150,000 laptops for students

Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 16 students have their temperature checked on their first day back at school in Shah Alam March 1, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 16 students have their temperature checked on their first day back at school in Shah Alam March 1, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 ― Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin and his two deputy ministers should resign over the lack of clear directives to schools on how to operate within the Covid-19 pandemic, Opposition MPs from seven political parties said today.

In a joint statement, the education committee of Pakatan Harapan and other Opposition parties also pointed out that the government’s promise of 150,000 laptops for students has yet to be fulfilled.

The

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Perikatan govt has failed to put teachers and students first, says former deputy education minister

In a statement, Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching pointed out three ‘failures’ done thus far in PN’s management of the reopening of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic, and that the leadership should be held accountable.   — Picture by Miera Zulyana

In a statement, Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching pointed out three ‘failures’ done thus far in PN’s management of the reopening of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic, and that the leadership should be held accountable. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching today took to task the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government school reopening management, saying that the latter has failed to put the interests of students and teachers first.

In a statement, the Kulai MP pointed out three “failures” done thus far in PN’s management of the reopening of

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Students take up the cause to push for more financial education

As financial literacy advocates push for more personal finance education in schools, students are also joining the cause.

Only 21 states require personal finance coursework to graduate high school, with just a handful mandating a stand-alone class, according to the Council for Economic Education. Yet research shows that those who have some financial education typically have lower credit card balances, higher credit scores and take out smaller private loans for college.

“The economy has been fluctuating up and down,” said 15-year-old Zoe McCall. “We need to know these things.”

The high school sophomore lives in Maryland, one of the states

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Financial literacy needs to start early for students in the classroom

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(State of financial education: Many money problems Americans face could have been avoided if financial literacy was taught earlier in school. That knowledge helps create a foundation for students to build strong money habits early and avoid many mistakes that lead to a lifelong of money struggles. This story is part of a series looking at the current financial education landscape in this country.)

The lack of personal finance education in this country has proven to be devastating.

It has led to many people racking up credit card and student loan debt, living paycheck

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