According to Betsy DeVos, American education embodies that quote often attributed to Albert Einstein: “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”The U.S. education secretary kicked off her “Rethink School” tour in Casper, Wyoming, encouraging schools to be more innovative — and to help students avoid the boredom she once felt as a student. DeVos’s speech to students at Woods Learning Center included familiar digs at “the education system” and Washington bureaucrats.
Five former U.S. education secretaries have denounced the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But the current secretary, Betsy DeVos, stayed silent this week. That’s until an interview with CBS, posted Friday morning. Of the young people allowed to live and work without fear of deportation under DACA, DeVos says her “heart is with them.” The rest, she indicated, was up to lawmakers.
A decision to eliminate a special program at a Ditmas Park elementary school has sparked two weeks of furor among some parents, and struck more than a few commentators as a sign of new mayor Bill de Blasio’s coming war on the gifted and talented. That rhetoric misses what’s actually happening at P.S. 139, where more than 1,000 elementary school students fill the building that has guarded the corner of Rugby and Cortelyou roads in Ditmas Park since 1902.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".