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Exclusive: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls for greater school accountability in helping English learners succeed and commits to ensuring immigrant children’s education

During a visit to Southern California last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed educational ne of the Latino community, calling for more accountability for schools to help English-learning students succeed, guaranteeing immigrant students’ rights and explaining why school officials should embrace and encourage bilingual students. “A focus around …

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Shanahan stepping down as top Pentagon official

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a “painful” family situation that would hurt his children and reopen “wounds we have worked years to heal.” President Donald Trump announced Shanahan’s departure in a tweet, and said …

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Susan Pompeo makes diplomatic families her mission

LONDON — It was a jam-packed trip. Back-to-back speeches, press conferences, interviews and closed-door meetings with foreign leaders. In a word, it was exhausting, as it always is with Mike Pompeo — a man with a reputation for not needing much sleep. But then something unexpected happened. Suddenly, America’s 70th …

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Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post

NEW YORK (AP) — A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump’s administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to a financial institution bribery charge as his lawyer said he’s done nothing wrong. …

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Children for 20% allocation to education in next budget

In fiscal year 2018-19, the education sector got Tk53,054 crore which is about 2% of the GDP and 11.41% of the total budget National Children‘s Task Force Children (NCTF), in a pre-budget discussion with the Finance Ministry, has demanded 20% allocation for education in the upcoming budget.  Some 26 children …

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Gaming tycoon Stanley Ho’s sister-in-law was in unhappy marriage when she first met former Hong Kong official Wilson Fung – who she is accused of giving HK$510,000 bribe – Asean+

Gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun’s sister-in-law had an unhappy marriage when she first met the Hong Kong official she is accused of bribing, the District Court heard on Tuesday. Businesswoman Cheyenne Chan Ung-iok, 63, has denied offering an advantage to a public servant, in the form of a HK$510,000 (US$65,000) …

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