Spellings to cap off Higher Educational Summit

1 decade 1 year 2 weeks ago Tuesday, June 05 2007 Jun 5, 2007 Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:35:39 AM CDT June 05, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings visits Kansas City on Tuesday to highlight her priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. She'll be at H&R Block Headquarters around 12:30 p.m. Her remarks will cap a two-day Higher Education Summit in Kansas City. The Act was created in 1965 to strengthen the ecuational resources of colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance to postsecondary and higher education students. It was last amended in 1998 and the reauthorization is expected to be discussed in Congress later this month. Undersecretary Sara Martinez Tucker kicked off the event on Monday with a high school student roundtable at University Academy Charter School and a town hall meeting at UMKC. The summit is the first of five regional summits.

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