Trump Follows Travel Cancellation for Pelosi With Same for Davos Delegation

President Donald Trump canceled the U.S. delegation’s trip to the global economic summit in Davos hours after he denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving payand to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday in a statement. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was to lead the delegation, which was also to include Secretary of…

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UK follows Russia’s example to set up specialist sixth form maths colleges

First Sweden was the country to emulate, when former education secretary Michael Gove was enthused by free schools. Then attention turned to Shanghai, and an initiative to improve the standard of maths in primary schools by bringing Chinese teachers to the UK. Now, though, we are taking a leaf out of Russia’s book as ministers seek to improve the supply of top- quality mathematicians by setting up specialist maths colleges for 16- to 18-year-olds. The first specialist maths college was opened in the former Soviet Union about 50 years ago…

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