April 7, 2021

Day: April 7, 2021

States requiring personal finance classes need to train teachers too

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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.)

As more states move toward requiring personal finance coursework in their schools, they may want to consider who’s going to teach it — and how.

While the curriculum generally

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Some business owners say they’re hurting due to lack of workers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “Help wanted!”

It’s a sign more service oriented businesses are posting ,as things slowly return to some kind of normalcy. Restaurants especially are feeling the pinch from a lack of either qualified or eager applicants.

“Everyone from servers to dishwashers to line-cooks to fry-cooks, they’re all needed. But people are not willing to work,” Robin Joyce said.

Joyce is the owner of “By the brewery” in Downtown Memphis. She says she is frustrated her business, just a few days old, is shut down because she doesn’t have enough staff.

“We ended up having to shut on Saturday

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Biden tells Georgia to ‘smarten up’ to avoid losing business over new election law

President Biden said that Georgia needs to “smarten up” to avoid businesses leaving the state over its new voting legislation. 

“It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws that are just antithetical to who we are,” the president told reporters Tuesday. 

“There’s another side to it too. When they in fact move out of Georgia, people who need help most, people who are making hourly wages, sometimes get hurt the most,” Biden said. 

He said he supports however businesses decide to protest the law. “I think it’s a

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Lawrence school board hires new education leader, adopts new health insurance plan for staff | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: Meeting screenshot/Lawrence school board

Lawrence school board President Kelly Jones and Vice President Erica Hill are seen after the board approved hiring Kristen Ryan as the Lawrence school district’s new director of elementary schools during a special board meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021.

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