The request focuses on three major priorities: advancing equity and excellence for all students; expanding support for teachers and school leaders; and improving access, affordability, and student outcomes in postsecondary education.
The plan would provide $69.4 billion in discretionary funding, a 2 percent increase over the 2016 appropriation. The budget supports the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which embraces many of the reforms the Administration has long supported to improve outcomes for all students.
Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.
Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
10 a.m. ET, Thursday, March 10, 2016
138 Dirksen Senate Office Building, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.