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April 29, 2014

Statement for the Record by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

I want to begin by thanking Congress for your work on the 2014 appropriation for education. I appreciate the funding increases that you included in the fiscal year 2014 appropriation. However, it’s important to recognize that total discretionary funding for the Department of Education, excluding Pell Grants, remains below the fiscal year 2010 level, and I worry about the long-term impact of the continuing slide in Federal education funding on the health of our economy and our democracy.

March 4, 2014

Obama Administration 2015 Budget Prioritizes Key Education Investments to Provide Opportunities for All Americans

The Obama administration continued to prioritize education in the 2015 budget released today by proposing key investments in education that would create opportunity for every child.

April 29, 2013

Opening Statement, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan--Release of NIEER's "The State of Preschool 2012" Yearbook

Secretary Sebelius has been a great advocate for children and a fantastic partner with ED in our work together on early learning. I can't thank her enough for stepping up to do the right thing for children.

It's good to be back at the release of NIEER's annual state of preschool yearbook--though to be frank, I wish this year's analysis had more good news to report.

April 17, 2013

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—FY 2014 Budget Request

Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee. I'm pleased to be here today to talk with you about President Obama's priorities and plans for the Department of Education.

I'm happy we were able to submit the President's 2014 Budget to the Congress last week, and to have this opportunity to talk with you today about some of the President's major proposals.

April 11, 2013

Testimony of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—FY 2014 Budget Request

Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee. I'm pleased to be here today to talk with you about President Obama's priorities and plans for the Department of Education.

April 10, 2013

Obama Administration 2014 Budget Prioritizes Key Education Investments to Provide Opportunities for All Americans

The Obama Administration continued to prioritize education in the 2014 budget released today by proposing key investments in education that would strengthen the middle class, grow the economy and provide opportunities for success to all Americans – especially our nation's most vulnerable children.

July 25, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Warns that Automatic Budget Cuts Would Hurt Children and Families

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today detailed the impact of looming automatic budget cuts, saying they would force schools to lay off teachers and eliminate services for students while indiscriminately reducing programs that serve Americans of all ages.

July 25, 2012

Testimony of Secretary Duncan before the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee

I want to thank the Chairman, the Ranking Member, and other Members of this Subcommittee for your support. Over the past three years, we've protected students at risk while investing in education reform that supports bold and courageous leadership at the both state and local level.

February 13, 2012

U.S. Department of Education 2013 Budget Continues Investments to Strengthen Workforce and Rebuild American Economy

The Obama Administration continues its commitment to education and an America Built to Last with the release of its 2013 budget today, building on responsible decisions that will put the nation on a path toward fiscal sustainability in the coming years.

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July 27, 2011

Duncan Testifies Before Senate Committee on ED Budget

Good morning Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Shelby. Thanks very much for having me here today to talk about education, the economy and the need to continue investing in our future—even as Congress and the administration work together to reduce overall spending and manage our deficit.

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