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President Obama’s 2017 Budget Supports Increased Equity and Excellence

Publication date: Feb 19, 2016

February 17, 2016

The Obama administration released a fiscal year 2017 budget on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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 color going to college, but we have further to go to ensure that educational excellence is a reality for all students. This budget builds on the administration’s continued efforts to invest in education, from high quality early learning through college.”

Read the full article at Black Enterprise.

 

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