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Weekly Update: The President’s 2014 Budget Proposal for Education

The Obama Administration Wednesday released its 2014 budget proposal. The president’s proposal, reflects a strong belief that education is a vital investment in the nation’s economic competitiveness, in its people, and in its communities.

The administration’s request for $71 billion in discretionary appropriations represents an increase of more than 4 percent over the previous year. Nearly three-quarters of that funding goes to financial aid for students in college, special education, and aid to schools with high numbers of children in poverty (Title I).

The remaining 28 percent of the budget invests in specific areas that can move major change – particularly through making preschool accessible for all students; funding a set of strategic reforms at the K-12 level; ensuring that college is affordable; and coordinating services that help students living in poverty.

Budget Resources:

General overview: www.ed.gov/budget14
Budget Press Release
Key Priorities:

Preschool for All
K-12 Reform
High School Redesign and Career Readiness
Strengthening Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
Teachers and Leaders
School Safety
Making College Affordable
Ladders of Opportunity