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Obama Budget Aims to Increase Education Funding

President Obama on Monday delivered to Congress his 2016 budget proposal, which includes a $3.6 billion increase in discretionary funds for the Department of Education.

Manor New Tech High students listen to President Barack Obama's speech on education initiatives on May 9, 2013.

President Obama delivered his 2016 budget proposal to Congress on Monday. Notable recommendations included a $3.6 billion increase in discretionary funds for the Department of Education, a $750 million preschool development grant program and a $1 billion increase in Title I funding. In addition to funding, the White House also suggested increased measures for monitoring education-related outcomes and the efficacy of various charter school models. (Wall Street Journal

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