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January 13, 2005 Extra Credit
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January 13, 2005

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Strengthening America's High Schools: Key Figures From President Bush's FY 2006 Budget Request Part I

Yesterday, President Bush discussed his new education proposals that will ensure every high school student graduates with the skills needed to succeed in college and in a globally competitive workforce. The following are some key figures from President Bush's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2006. According to the White House:

  • The President's Fiscal Year 2006 budget will provide $1.5 billion in funding for a new High School Initiative to help states hold high schools accountable for teaching all students and to provide effective and timely intervention for those students who are not learning at grade level. This initiative includes requirements for state assessments in high school to ensure that diplomas are truly meaningful.

  • The President's plan for high schools will help to ensure excellence for every student.

    • President Bush will propose to increase funding for his Striving Readers program to $200 million annually, and will propose $269 million for the Mathematics and Science Partnership program.

    • To reward teachers who demonstrate success in preparing their students through increases in student achievement and teach in low-income schools, the President will propose a $500 million incentive fund for states and school districts.

    • The President's support for Advanced Placement programs will not only encourage the growth of AP and International Baccalaureate courses, but also serve as a mechanism for upgrading the entire high school curriculum for all students. President Bush will also propose the State Scholars Initiative for states to develop and promote strong courses of study to increase student achievement.

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