Press Release

WASHINGTON (November 8, 2013) -— ““I am thrilled by today’’s announcement of the President’s intent to nominate Ericka Miller as assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education. With this appointment, the Obama administration is showing its dedication to ensuring that American students have access to a quality, affordable postsecondary education. This appointment of Ericka Miller is a good move for our country and a great move for our nation’’s students.

“”Ericka has made it her life’’s mission to ensure that children, no matter their economic background, have the tools they need to be successful in life. Her solid values, deep roots in the educational community, intellectual prowess, and unyielding commitment to results will indeed serve our country well.

“”Over the past seven years, Ericka served as our vice president for operations and strategic leadership.  She led The Education Trust during a period of tremendous growth; her work enabled the organization to serve as a voice for our nation’s most vulnerable students who are often unheard in the policy making process. While we will miss her leadership -— and miss seeing her daily —- she developed a strong team that will continue our important work of closing persistent achievement and opportunity gaps.””

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