July 25, 2012
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, 2012Testimony 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, 2012U.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.
July 27, 2011
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 futureeven as Congress and the administration work together to reduce overall spending and manage our deficit.
February 14, 2011Education Budget Makes Tough Choices to Allow for New Investments in Early Learning, Reform and Innovation, Teachers and Leaders, and College Completion
Deep cuts and efficiencies in several key education programs will help fund new education investments to keep American students competitive in the global economy under the proposed 2012 Obama administration education budget. The President released the budget at a Baltimore public school on Monday, February 14.
February 11, 2011President Obama to Discuss Education Investments and Other Key Budget Priorities at STEM school in Baltimore, MarylandWASHINGTON— On Monday, February 14, the President will travel to Baltimore County, Maryland to speak with students at Parkville Middle and Center of Technology.
February 1, 2010
President Obama's 2011 education budget signals a bold new direction for federal K-12 education policy with more competitive funding, more flexibility and a focus on the reforms likely to have the greatest impact on student success.
September 23, 2009U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Report on High School Dropout and Completion Rates
“President Obama says, 'When you drop out of school, you're not just quitting on yourself, you're quitting on your country'. We need to educate our way to a better economy, and we won't be able to do that if one in four kids who enter high school aren't graduating within four years.
May 7, 2009
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates to correct total budget proposal ($46.7 billion), FY 2009 appropriation for Teacher Incentive Fund ($97 million) and maximum Pell grant award ($5,550).
February 26, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today highlighted provisions of the Department of Education's proposed FY 2010 budget overview that would dramatically expand student financial aid while making it simpler, more reliable and more efficient. "We need to invest in our economic future and enable our kids to compete in today's global environment.