JEFFERSON CITY • A group of lawmakers worried about intrusion into public schools by the state sounded off Wednesday night in the Missouri House about a proposal that would require schools to teach fourth graders about "appropriate online behavior."
"The idea that we can succinctly tell students in a short little seminar how to behave, honestly I think is naive," said Rep. Tony Lovasco, R-St. Charles County.
After a big gift from one of its most famous graduates, Washington University’s engineering school will have a new name soon: the James McKelvey School of Engineering.
The donation will fund more engineering scholarships, faculty recruitment and give the school an unconstrained endowment to invest in future needs as research and technology evolves. The amount of the donation was undisclosed.
Amazingly, many teenagers will graduate high school this year with little knowledge about how finances work, flying blind into a hurricane-sized storm of potential debt, bad loans, bankruptcy, and no savings or retirement.
As a parent, you can head this off. To help, the makers of BusyKid, an app that tracks kids’ chores and allowance, are offering families tips and financial basics for getting started.