Budget request focuses on building career, college readiness among students


budget-requestPresident Obama's FY 2016 budget request includes four focus areas for education, including increasing equity and opportunity for all students; expanding high-quality early learning programs; supporting teachers and school leaders; and improving access, affordability and student outcomes in postsecondary education.

Education Technology State Grants would receive $200 million to support models that use technology to help teachers improve instruction and personalize learning for students.

Obama has requested a $180 million increase for the Investing in Innovation program--up to $300 million--to develop, validate, and...

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