January 8, 2004, Extra Credit
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Key Figures From President's Bush FY 2005 Budget Request

In conjunction with today's two-year anniversary of the enactment of the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act, the White House released some key figures from the President's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2005. According to the White House:

President Bush's overall Fiscal Year 2005 budget represents a 48 percent increase for elementary and secondary education since FY 2001. It includes:

  • An additional $1 billion in Title I funding for disadvantaged students, for a total that represents a 52 percent increase since FY 2001.

  • An additional $138 million for reading programs, for a total that is over four times the amount spent in FY 2001.

  • An additional $1 billion for special education programs, in total, an increase of 75 percent since FY 2001.

Those looking for more information about No Child Left Behind can contact the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind Communications and Outreach Office at (202) 205-9191 or Additional information is also available online at


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