Her remarks appeared to be her strongest endorsement of public schools since taking office just over a month ago.
DeVos is sending signals of cooperation after a contentious confirmation fight.
Critics of the new education secretary were alarmed by her advocacy of school vouchers.
Republicans needed Vice President Michael Pence to decide the closest vote ever for a Cabinet nominee.
Broad finds common ground with teachers unions in opposing Trump's education secretary nominee.
Teachers, administrators and parents object to DeVos’ positions promoting charter schools and vouchers.
The California Charter Schools Association says it will "actively resist" efforts to impose a private school voucher plan on California.
Our experts would want to know about she'd address vouchers, early education, fears of immigrant students, Common Core and students' college debt.
Trump nominee for education secretary has been a key player in allowing "soft money" contributions to election campaigns, including contributing to the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.
She has been a proponent of taxpayer-supported vouchers and other ways to underwrite tuition for private schools.
Trump's nominee is a prominent supporter of school choice programs, including taxpayer-funded vouchers for private school tuition.
What is unknown is whether Trump will make opposition to the Common Core a litmus test for his secretary of education.
The former controversial chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools is now based in California.