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UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

DeVos may only partly wipe away some student loans

The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit-colleges, the Associated Press has learned.


DeVos met by protesters at Harvard speech on school choice

Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

Education Secretary DeVos booed while speaking at historically black university

Drawing shouts of “Liar!” and “Just go,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

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 …


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 …


Jerry Falwell, Liberty University president, says he rejected education secretary offer from Trump

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons.


Shirley Hufstedler, first U.S. education secretary, dies at 90

Shirley Hufstedler, who served as the first U.S. secretary of education following the creation of the department by President Jimmy Carter, has died. She was 90.