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DeVos visits Fla. community college
Orlando Sentinel
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured Valencia College’s Osceola County campus Friday. She heard from students, recent grads, college officials and business leaders about the importance of job training for construction and manufacturing.

Mass. plans expansion of early college programs
MassLive.com
The Massachusetts Department of Education intends to expand programs that allow high school students to take college classes for credit.

Yellen: Education key to breaking poverty trap
Bloomberg
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said new research shows policymakers should focus on strategies for helping children, especially low-income children, prepare for success in the labor market. Yellen also said that concentrating on better education and workforce development can lead to economic expansion.

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