Senior U.S. Education Official to Discuss Strengthening Student Learning at Hamilton Project Policy Forum

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James Cole Jr., General Counsel, Delegated the Duties of Deputy Secretary of Education, will participate in a roundtable discussion at Hamilton Project policy forum—Strengthening Student Learning Through Innovation & Flexibility—on Monday, March 28 at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Cole will discuss improving targeting and flexibility for Title I funding.

The Obama Administration released a fiscal year 2017 budget that makes crucial investments building on the Administration's work to advance educational equity and excellence. The budget includes $15.4 billion for Title I Grants to school districts—the cornerstone of federal efforts to ensure that all students, including poor and minority students, students with disabilities, and English learners, graduate from high school prepared for college and careers.The Hamilton Project was launched in April 2006 as an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution by a unique combination of leading academics, business leaders, and public policy makers to develop a serious, systematic strategy to address the challenges that our economy faces. It offers a strategic vision and produces innovative policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans.