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Education Secretary Betsy Devos

Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, is known for agreeing with decisions made by the president. It has recently been revealed, however, that this is not always the case.

 

It has been reported from within the Department of Education, that DeVos opposed the President’s 2017 decision to rescind a policy on the federal level that allowed high school students who identified as transgender to use the bathroom of their choice while in school.

 

The report states that DeVos met with a member of her staff who was a representative of the gay and transgender community, to assure the staff member that she would be opposing the decision by the president. This internal report conflicts with DeVos’s public actions. In a speech delivered to a conservative political group, DeVos announced her support of the president’s decision, saying that the bathroom policy was a relic of the Obama era and that it should be removed.

 

DeVos, President Trump’s second choice for the position of Secretary of Education, faced some opposition when nominated for the role. Trump’s initial choice for the position, Jerry Falwell Jr., declined the position and has not commented on DeVos or her actions as Secretary of Education.

 

DeVos’s confirmation hearing was delayed amidst opposition, with democratic government officials questioning her ability to perform the role of Secretary of Education. DeVos was approved, however, a week after her initial confirmation was set to occur.

 

DeVos’s first public appearance as Secretary of Education occurred on February 10, 2017, in Washington D.C. She has long been an advocate for school choice, a system of education that would allow students and their parents to choose between charter schools and public schools. DeVos and her supporters believe that privatizing the education system can solve the problems it faces today.

 

DeVos has long been active in the world of philanthropy. She and her husband started the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989. Through this organization and other such charitable groups, the DeVos family has donated more than $139 million over the years, earning them a spot on Forbes’s 2015 list of most charitable people in America.

 

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This Education App Is Wowing Teachers, Parents, and Students

The education industry is booming, and many people are coming up with new products and technological innovations that are designed to help educators educate their children. However, if you are thinking of creating a product, you need to follow in the footsteps of other successful products, such as ClassDojo.

The first thing you need to focus on is being practical. Your product has to be able to help teachers get things done. Something like a math video game will not do the trick, as you need something that fulfills a need that others are not fulfilling. One way to do that is by asking teachers and educators what they need. ClassDojo made sure to do that. They went around asking teachers what they would want in a new education product, and they discovered that the lack of communication was one of their main concerns.

That is why they created an app that is a high quality communication platform for teachers and educators. It allows teachers and students to connect with parents at all times of the day. This empowers students and teachers, as well as parents. Parents can be kept up to date about how their kids are doing in class. Not only that, but students are motivated to do more and accomplish more in the classroom so that they can take pictures and videos of their accomplishments and send them to their parents.

There are other things that go into a great education product. It has to be something that has been proven to bring success. After all, teachers are inundated with so many products, that they often do not know which ones to try out. A product like ClassDojo, where you can clearly see the benefits right from the beginning, is something worth investing in.

It also has to be easy to use. Teachers do not have the time to spend on figuring out how to use a new app. ClassDojo is incredibly powerful but incredibly simple at the same time. It is easy to use and enjoy.