At her confirmation hearing for education secretary, DeVos gave general or somewhat limited answers to senators' questions on issues including ESSA accountability and early-childhood education.
The nominee for education secretary sought to use her confirmation hearing to beat back the notion that she would undermine public education in that position.
Keep an eye on moderate Republicans, and possible Democratic presidential contenders, as the Senate education committee grills the nominee for education secretary on school choice, college access, and more.
Among the top education issues the committee could face are how to deal with regulations from the outgoing Obama administration and reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
States have spent the past year reaching out to educators and advocates to decide how to handle everything from teacher effectiveness to that brand new indicator of student success and school quality.
King talked about everything from the Obama administration's imprint on education policy to the bullying and harassment that has happened in schools since the election.
Allan B. Hubbard, who served as an economic adviser during both Bush administrations, is a top contender for deputy secretary, the Education Department's No. 2 job.
Ten GOP senators on the education committee have gotten money from a PAC controlled by the family of Betsy DeVos, the education secretary nominee, a liberal think tank says.
On Monday, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expressing concerns about education secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos' track record.
Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, addressed several education issues during Monday's hearing, including desegregation, special education, and undocumented immigrant children.