Secretary DeVos Approves Washington’s ESSA State Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Washington’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“Washington’s plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Washington can improve education for its students.”

Secretary DeVos Approves Puerto Rico's ESSA State Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Puerto Rico’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“Puerto Rico’s plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Puerto Rico can improve education for its students.”

Secretary DeVos Approves South Dakota's ESSA State Plan

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of South Dakota’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Secretary DeVos Announces Approval of 11 ESSA Plans

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of 11 consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

“The plans approved today met the requirements of the law,” said Secretary DeVos. “These plans should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which states can improve education for students.”

Today’s approvals include Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

People From ‘Shithole Countries’ Take To Twitter To Prove Donald Trump Wrong! Read Their Inspirational Stories!

Donald Trump

tried walking back his comments referring to immigrants hailing from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa being from “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday.

Unsurprisingly, no one is buying it!

The horribly offensive remarks have been criticized far and wide, and has even started a whole new movement over the past 24 hours!

Related: #BlackHogwarts Started Trending On Twitter & It’s Beautiful

People from these “shithole countries” are taking to Twitter to share their inspirational stories and impressive accomplishments, and it’s really amazing!

Turn your Friday around (below) with some of the stories of those who are actually making America great:

Keep sharing your stories!!

[Image via Media Punch.]

Read more: http://perezhilton.com/2018-01-12-donald-trump-shithole-countries-twitter-responds-with-inspiring-stories

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to the American Enterprise Institute

Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the American Enterprise Institute conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned,” today in Washington.

Thank you, Rick, for that kind introduction. Who would’ve thought that after we were last together on a panel in Grand Rapids a couple of years ago, I’d be here in this capacity today?

To Rebuild, Rethink and Renew

This past fall I had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, twice — first, in October, and two weeks later, in the company of Secretary DeVos.

Educator Spotlight | Johanna Richardson

Johanna Richardson | Christian Life Academy | Bensalem, PA

What We Are Reading This Week: January 15

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How Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Challenging Behavior

Often times, children who exhibit challenging behavior in the classroom have difficulty when it comes to dealing with social and emotional situations.