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Trump's nominee for education secretary was criticized by some for saying a school used guns to combat grizzly bears.
Nominee for education secretary sidesteps Democratic push for commitments to Obama-era actions focused on the nation's college campuses.
The nominee for education secretary left senators puzzled by denying her documented involvement in a foundation that has funneled millions of dollars to anti-LGBT causes.
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos revealed very little about how she intends to govern an agency that oversees thousands of colleges and universities, and the trillions of dollars in loans and grants that help keep their doors open.
One example: She wouldn't say guns don't belong in schools — and cited a school's need to protect itself from “potential grizzlies.” Bears, that is.
This is how she responded.
An extraordinary exchange at her confirmation hearing as education secretary.
Senate education committee is deeply divided over DeVos, who said she looks forward to improving the nation’s schools but she sidestepped or stumbled on several issues important to Democrats.
Democrats were mighty unhappy.
The former senator was introducing DeVos, Trump's education secretary nominee, to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing.
Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.
University of Virginia will add 100 in-state seats and offer new $2,000 scholarships.
The University of California chief expects to return to her normal duties “very soon."
A 14-year-old girl is accused of threatening to attack a Maryland school.
Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and her husband have a financial stake in a debt collection company that has contracts worth more than $20 million in business with the Education Department.
Sen. Patty Murray previously raised concerns about DeVos’s ‘extensive financial entanglements.’