The Obama administration will announce a new round of funding Monday for teachers, school construction, and other programs that aim to get kids through college.
The announcement is part of a $1 billion stimulus package to help the country meet the country’s ambitious goal of having every American graduate from high school by 2024.
The Obama administration has been trying to boost the nation’s education and job-creation efforts with a series of new programs, including a $5 billion plan to help create 100,000 new high-tech jobs by 2022.
The White House has also launched an initiative called STEM Week, which aims to bring the country together in STEM fields like science, technology, engineering and math.
The president will unveil additional money Monday for funding teachers, construction and other related programs, and also announced a $200 million expansion of the U.S. Department of Education’s Teachers and Educators Training Corps.
It will expand the program by adding about 20,000 positions and provide $1 million in additional funding to support teachers, who are currently underfunded, according to a White House official.
The new grant will be made available to state and local school districts.
Obama is expected to announce the additional funding during a speech at the National Press Club, according, to a tweet from the White House.
Obama is also expected to release an additional $3.7 billion stimulus proposal, according the White White House, which includes a number of new initiatives aimed at boosting education, including the National Innovation Summit.