Dec 21, 2006
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Miller to Assist Middle-Class
By Emily Zaborniak
As Education and Workforce Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) passes the torch to incoming Chairman George Miller, a new agenda is being laid out for the upcoming year. Miller's itinerary focuses on strengthening the middle class by improving public education, making college more affordable, and keeping America's workforce competitive.

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Non-Profit Donates to Florida Students

By Emily Zaborniak

As announced in a press release earlier this month, first-generation college students in Florida have received a gift that will "keep on giving" for years and years. Helios, a nonprofit organization, donated $10 million in the form of endowment gifts to the Board of Governors Foundation of the State University System and the Foundation for Florida's Community Colleges.

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Miller speaks on college costs

During a Capitol Hill press conference, the House Education and Workforce Committee's incoming chairman, George Miller, outlined his priorities regarding his new post. Miller stressed the need to strengthen the middle class and discussed the rising cost of college tuition, how to make education more affordable, and how to keep America's workforce competitive.
Spellings names under secretary

Sara Martinez Tucker has been named U.S. Under Secretary of Education by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Tucker will assist Secretary Spellings with the implementation of changes prompted by the Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

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