Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will testify Thursday in Washington before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on the administration’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for education.
The request focuses on three major priorities: advancing equity and excellence for all students; expanding support for teachers and school leaders; and improving access, affordability, and student outcomes in postsecondary education.
The plan would provide $69.4 billion in discretionary funding, a 2 percent increase over the 2016 appropriation. The budget supports the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which embraces many of the reforms the Administration has long supported to improve outcomes for all students.