DeVos confirmation as ed secretary rankles electeds
The invitation would come on the heels of a visit that DeVos made to a Washington, DC, middle school Friday in which protesters caused a delay in her entering the campus. The Senate historian said Pence's vote was the first by a vice president to break a 50-50 tie on a Cabinet nomination.
DeVos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after running into stiff opposition during her confirmation hearings.
Republican senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted against her, fearful that her unqualified support for vouchers and charter schools would undermine support for public schools.
Then the public, thinking our public schools were about to be burned to the earth while she danced around them, chipped in with thousands, maybe millions, of concerned emails, it was revealed by numerically confident senators of the Democratic persuasion. Arkansas now has a voucher program allowing special education students to use state education dollars as tuition at a private school, and House Bill 1222, now pending fiscal-impact study in the Legislature, would allow the same opportunity to any school-aged child in Arkansas.
Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia said she'd welcome an "honest dialogue" from DeVos on policy differences and a visit to a Santa Fe public school. Good public schools provide a common experience and send a message that lets every child know that she has been born into a society that cares about what happens to her.
Some city education leaders expressed support for DeVos, including Eva Moskowitz, the CEO of Success Academy.
"My family is the biggest contributor of soft money to the Republican National Committee", DeVos said.
For those who don't spend their time mulling over education policy, charter schools are publicly funded schools of choice that are often designed to emphasize academic or cultural themes; these schools are created to reflect the unique needs of the communities in which they are nested.
Sam Shields cut by Green Bay
He also used several hashtags indicating he wishes the team simply let him retire and that he does not want to play anywhere else. After the NFC Championship Game, Shields said, "It's just like some days tough headaches, some days it's mild". "It varies.
You'd think DeVos would have learned from her new boss that playing with Twitter can be like playing with fire.
She now takes the helm of a department charged with implementing laws affecting the nation's public schools with no direct experience with traditional public schools.
DeVos is also religious.
As we transition into a more technology and service-based economy, strong public schools are essential to ensuring that our students are adequately prepared to enter into the modern workforce.
Under Education Secretary DeVos, Americans learn a transparent lesson about numbers - if you are unqualified and uneducated for the job you are applying for, just buy the job instead.
King called the attendees of the protest to action, telling them to go to the ballot boxed in 2018 to vote for new state representatives that will support the issues students have a stake in. But under charter and voucher systems, how many low-income students actually have access to alternative schools?
Another replied: 'In one of the thousands of public schools you're about to destroy'.
She added: 'I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education.
Greece evacuates 75000 people to defuse WWII bomb
Reuters reports the bomb was removed from its resting place and taken to a military shooting range, where it will be destroyed. The roads in western Thessaloniki and the suburb of Kordelio , the areas where most of the evacuees came from, have reopened.
James Corden Is Ready for the Grammys
Organizers announced Wednesday that the program will include two performances in honor of the stars who died previous year . That year she was nominated for six Grammys and took home five, adding to the three she won as a part of Destiny's Child .
Hundreds of ordinary Kiwis rush to aid of beached whales
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Jayson Tatum at his best in second-half explosion against North Carolina
Grayson Allen, Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard all played terrific games, while Frank Jackson scored double figures off the bench. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels are an outstanding team, a group very capable of getting back to the Final Four again this season.
Shareholders revolt over Thomas Cook pay as cautious outlook hits shares
In addition, its online division saw strong growth, rising up over 20 percent in the United Kingdom and double that figure in Germany.
Russian Federation air strike 'accidentally' kills 3 Turkish troops in Syria
Turkey deployed its troops in the territory of Syria in August 24, 2016 in the sidelines of the operation called Euphrates Shield. Russia and Turkey only recently repaired ties after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the border with Syria two years ago.
USA oil inventory rise once again being bought - #SaxoStrats
Iran recently reported that they have set guidance for their production of 4 million bpd by the end of March. United States crude supplies rose to 508.6 million last week, the highest since May, according to the EIA .
We Won't See LG Watch Style Debut At MWC
Both watches run on the new Qualcom Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and both watches charge by sitting in wireless cradles. As seen on Geekbench , LG Watch Sport comes with Android 7.1.1 OS, which is different from the expected 2.0 version.
Rio Tinto back in the black after 12 percent profit boost
The miner last month said it produced 6% more iron ore from its Western Australia mining operations during the year. This will be helped in my view by a balance sheet which is getting stronger, with net debt reduced to $9.6 billion.
Girl Scout Cookie sales mark 100th year
Girl Scouts from Frederick and Clarke counties and West Virginia's Hampshire County came to the site to pick up their cookies. Many people ask how exactly the money is distributed.
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