President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget, unveiled today, reflects the Administration’s ongoing efforts to ensure equity and excellence in education, expand opportunity, and ensure all children can achieve their full potential through a high-quality, well-rounded education that prepares them to thrive in college, careers, and life.

The President’s budget request for education also supports the implementation of the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and aligns with critical priorities of Acting Secretary of Education John King and the Department.

This budget builds on our continued efforts to invest in education – from high-quality early learning to making college more affordable and accessible – and improving outcomes for all students.

As you know, we’ve made important progress over recent years, but there’s still more work to do. That’s why we want you to know that the President’s budget focuses on:
· increasing equity and excellence in education, from preschool through college
· providing support for teachers and school leaders
· promoting access, affordability, and completion in higher education
· increasing socioeconomic diversity in schools

There’s also a commitment to using and developing evidence and data to maximize results for students and schools, and you, the taxpayer.

This budget reflects the President’s strong belief that education is a vital investment in America’s economic competitiveness, in its communities, and in its people. Learn more about the 2017 budget.