• Provides a $3 billion increase in K-12 education programs, plus up to $1 billion in additional
funding if Congress successfully completes a fundamental overhaul of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Together, these measures would represent the largest
funding increase for ESEA programs ever requested.
• Supports needed reforms of Federal K-12 programs to promote college- and career-
readiness, enhance teacher and principal effectiveness, deliver a rigorous and complete
education, improve educational options, and prepare our children for the jobs of the future.
• Provides $1.35 billion to expand Race to the Top for school districts as well as States to carry
out systemic reform, and $500 million to continue the Investing in Innovation program to test,
validate, and scales up effective approaches to student learning.
Increases the number, and improves the distribution of, effective teachers and principals,
by investing $950 million in competitive grants to States and school districts that build
comprehensive systems to recruit, prepare, retain, and reward effective teachers and
Invests $210 million in Promise Neighborhoods, an initiative that integrates school reform with
strong family supports and effective community services across an entire neighborhood, so
that youth successfully complete high school and continue on to college.
• Expands educational options and increases access to high-quality schools by investing $490
million to grow effective charter schools and other effective, autonomous public schools that
achieve results, develop new approaches, and give parents more choices.
• Consolidates 38 K-12 programs into 11 new programs that emphasize competitive funding,
accountability for outcomes and flexibility in approaches, and use of evidence to get results.
• Supports the next generation of scientists and engineers by helping States develop and
implement math and science instructional practices that are aligned to rigorous c