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High school journalists were barred from a DeVos event. So they took her to task in an editorial.

The high school journalists were shut out of the roundtable, advertised as an “open press event,” because they had not sent in an RSVP to an invitation they had never received and didn’t realize was required. They penned an editorial flaying the education secretary and the Kentucky governor, accusing them of paying lip service to the needs of students while excluding them from the conversation.

Families of transgender students press education secretary on rights

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos watched a transgender girl eat applesauce and draw and listened to another student’s emotional story of feeling marginalized at school, as activists pressed DeVos to make good on her promise to protect all students.

DeVos’ confirmation is suddenly on thin ice; her defeat would be almost unprecedented

Two Republican senators announced Wednesday that they will not support Betsy DeVos’ nomination to become education secretary, in an unusual display of resistance from members of the president’s own party to his chosen Cabinet pick. And if a third Republican senator joins them, it may not only be unusual; it could be historic.

Education nominee DeVos finalizes disclosures ahead of vote, but Democrats unhappy

Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos has finalized her financial and ethics disclosures ahead of her confirmation vote, but Democratic senators still say they need more information. In documents released by the Office of Government Ethics on Friday, DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and school choice activist, pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies within 90 days of her confirmation. DeVos has also resigned from her positions at a number of think tanks and groups that advocate for school choice and other initiatives.

Obama: Cap class time devoted to standardized student tests

Targeting one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning tests into the be-all and end-all of American schools.