Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, The Education Trust released the following statement from Denise Forte, President and CEO of The Education Trust, on the Biden-Harris administration’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget request:  

“We are pleased the Biden-Harris administration’s proposed budget includes a nearly 14% increase in education funding. The budget that was put forth shows a keen understanding of the ongoing challenges facing students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. The budget dramatically expands access to early childhood education, develops and diversifies our nation’s educator workforce, and increases investments in student mental health supports. It also shows the administration’s commitment to making higher education accessible and affordable through an $820 increase in the Pell Grant and continued investments in free community college, HBCUs, MSIs, and TCUs, and student success programs.  

“We urge Congress to enact the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities.” 


About The Education Trust
The Education Trust is a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families. Through our research and advocacy, Ed Trust supports efforts that expand excellence and equity in education from preschool through college, increase college access and completion particularly for underserved students, engage diverse communities dedicated to education equity, and increase political and public will to act on equity issues. Learn more at