Federal Allocations to Education for 2017


Lost in all of the attention to this year’s “unusual” presidential campaign has been a looming budget battle. The legislature has signed off on an agreement to fund the government through the end of the year, but that agreement does not mean that there will be much consensus on how the funding will be allocated. What follows is what President Obama has proposed in terms of education-related funding.


The Obama Administration released a fiscal year 2017 budget that makes crucial investments building on the Administration’s work to advance educational equity and excellence, support teachers and school leaders, and promote college access, affordability and completion.

“The President’s budget reflects the Administration’s broader efforts to expand opportunity and ensure every child can achieve his or her full potential,” said Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. “We have made tremendous progress with record high school graduation rates and more students of…

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