Opinion: We need to make higher education in San Diego more equitable. This bill will help.

Neault is the chancellor of the Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District and CEO of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association and lives in San Diego. Cooke is superintendent/president of MiraCosta College and lives in El Cajon. Cafferty is president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. and lives in … Read more

Education briefs: School regionalization bill advances in NJ Legislature | Education

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Southern Regional High School’s Memorial Day Field of Flags. Cedar Creek High School STAR club advisor Mandy Franklin-Kelley, and members Erika Roblin, Clarabella Couch, Carys White and Tinaya Calhoun meet virtually.  From left are Cedar Creek High School STAR club advisor Randy Dean, paraprofessional Theresa King, advisor Mike Padover, members Jenna Crawford and Dylan Caraballo and teacher … Read more

Lawmakers introduce bill to make accounting part of STEM education

Congress introduced bipartisan legislation Friday to recognize accounting as part of the STEM programs in schools, as part of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula. Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Indiana, and Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, introduced the Accounting STEM Pursuit Act, which would amend the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant program to promote career awareness … Read more

US Senate approves bill investing in semiconductors

US Senate approves bill investing in semiconductors

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 in favor of legislation intended to battle back against overseas competition, especially a growing threat from China, including investing more than $50 billion into the making of semiconductors, a product badly needed by the auto industry. The legislation also includes $2 billion in specific investments in older generation semiconductors … Read more

What eco-fashion brands can do about Bill Gates’s green premium concept

What eco-fashion brands can do about Bill Gates’s green premium concept

Eco-fashion, and sustainable living for that matter, have a reputation of being expensive. It’s one of the factors that deters the 65% of consumers that desire sustainable products from actually buying them. Eco-fashion is priced higher than fast fashion, but what isn’t acknowledged, in the price of conventional products, is the cost that our planet … Read more

R.I. bill: Insurers must cover markup, sublet charges, get acknowledgement on totals

R.I. bill: Insurers must cover markup, sublet charges, get acknowledgement on totals

Advocates described a Rhode Island auto insurance reform bill necessary to curb real-world situations reported to a House committee last month. House Bill 6234 would make three changes to Rhode Island’s unfair claims practice statute, General Laws 27-9.1-4. Abandoned total notification One element has to do with how carriers handle total losses they don’t wish … Read more

Former Publisher Bill Jacobs Appointed to State Board of Education, Closing Gaps

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Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann announced his appointment of Bill Jacobs, formerly the publisher of the Brookhaven Daily Leader and the Prentiss Headlight, to the Mississippi State Board of Education on Tuesday. Jacobs, already serving on the boards of the National Newspaper Association and the Mississippi Economic Council’s operating board, is Hosemann’s second appointment to the … Read more

House passes bill declaring racism a public health crisis in Connecticut

House passes bill declaring racism a public health crisis in Connecticut

Yehyun Kim :: ctmirror.org Sun Essence gives a hug to Attallah Sheppard as she cries after giving a speech during a Black Lives Matter protest in New Haven. The state House gave final passage Tuesday to a sweeping measure that declares racism a public health crisis in Connecticut and would trigger a deeper exploration of … Read more

Money Committees review mining tax bill that will pump $300-plus million into K-12 education over next two years

Members of the Assembly during the floor session inside the Legislature on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Carson City.

Members of the Assembly during the floor session inside the Legislature on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Carson City. Photo: David Calvert / The Nevada Independent By Geoff Dornan Monday, May 31, 2021 The Legislative money committees Sunday reviewed a bill that will pump more than $300 million into K-12 education over the coming biennium.Assembly … Read more

Illinois House passes sex education bill, sending it to governor

State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, celebrates the passage of Senate Bill 818, the bill to update sex education standards in Illinois, Friday on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Capitol.

Planned Parenthood commended lawmakers after the Illinois House passed a bill Friday mandating age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education in public schools and sent the measure to the governor’s desk. “Thank you to the Illinois General Assembly for passing this important piece of legislation,” Jennifer Welch, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, said … Read more