Duncan discusses federal budget plan for higher education

04/18/2013 | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the Senate education appropriations subcommittee Wednesday that a proposed $1 billion Race to the Top competition for higher education would promote college completion. The new program, part of the 2014 federal budget plan, also would help offset some of the state budget cuts in higher education, Duncan said. However, some lawmakers expressed concerns about whether federal grant programs are doing enough for low-population and rural areas.

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