The shadow education secretary says the reinstatement of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) could be funded by removing Winter Fuel Payments from the wealthiest pensioners.
Despite the party's by-election success, all the signs still point towards another SNP-controlled parliament in 2016.
By the end of the Labour leader's assault over energy prices, the PM looked like a beaten boxer waiting desperately for the bell.
The smaller the deficit becomes, the harder it will be for the Conservatives to make it the defining economic issue. Labour can continue to shift the debate to living standards.
Labour leader says Cameron has gone from "hug a hoodie" to "wear a hoodie" after Downing Street suggests consumers should consider wearing jumpers to reduce their energy bills.
While Romney led on managing the economy and reducing the deficit, Obama led on living standards. Labour believes the latter is the key to victory in 2015.
The One Nation group will seek to "outride" for the Labour leader's ideas and demonstrate that the party has moved into a post-Blairite/Brownite era.
Miliband's net satisfaction rating rises by 23 points in the latest Ipsos MORI poll but the Tories are now tied with Labour on 35%.
Should Cameron's party oppose the levy, Labour will accuse it of again siding with predatory companies against struggling consumers.
We are about to discover whether Miliband is, as he believes, the first Labour leader of a new era or, as his critics suspect, the last leader of the era now ending.