On March 11, 2024, the Biden administration released its FY2025 budget, which proposes a 3.9% increase over fiscal 2023 for the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), for a total of $82 billion in discretionary funding for early learning, K-12, and higher education. Education-related proposals include a guarantee of high-quality child care at a cost of no more than $10 a day for the vast majority of families and an expansion of tutoring, after-school and summer programs. The budget also calls for investments aimed at easing teacher shortages. Another proposed initiative is a new Academic Acceleration and Achievement grant program at $8 billion for which details are yet to come but are expected to support and sustain learning interventions developed with COVID emergency funds, particularly for students with the highest needs.

In addition, the Biden Administration previously announced nearly $200 million in grants to expand registered apprenticeship programs, especially in high-demand areas that include K-12 teaching.

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