Ghana approves tax on electronic payments despite opposition protest

ACCRA, March 29 (Reuters) – The Ghanaian parliament on Tuesday approved a new 1.5% tax on electronic payments, known as “electronic collection”, after the opposition left in protest. Finance Minister Ken Ofory-Ata proposed an electronic levy in November to expand the tax network and presented it as a panacea for Ghana’s financial woes. The opposition … Read more

Despite student protest, UMD business school to remove social innovation Fellows program

The University of Maryland Business School’s Social Innovation Fellowship program will be removed due to low enrollment. The annual Social Innovation Program – which teaches students a deeper understanding of the social and environmental importance of business – is no longer listed as a fellowship program on the school’s website and has been renamed as … Read more

Education stakeholders protest outside TN legislative offices in response to book bans, criminalizing librarians, and education funding | WJHL

Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – The struggle for public school funding and the expansion of charter schools continues in the Tennessee capital. Lawmakers are expected to introduce a number of education-related bills in the coming weeks, including bills that support the governor’s agenda. But due to the many proposals, hostility and frustration are growing. However, responsible … Read more

TN education stakeholders protest in response to book bans, criminalizing librarians, & funding

Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – The struggle for public school funding and the expansion of charter schools continues in the Tennessee capital. Lawmakers are expected to introduce a number of education-related bills in the coming weeks, including bills that support the governor’s agenda. But due to the many proposals, hostility and frustration are growing. However, responsible … Read more