February 11, 2005 Extra Credit
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February 11, 2005

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FY 2006 Budget Facts: Increasing The Commitment To Education

Since the enactment of No Child Left Behind, President Bush and the Department of Education have worked with Congress to provide states, school districts, and schools with the resources and other assistance needed to quickly and effectively implement the new law. The President's FY 2006 budget proposal would result in the following increases since FY 2001, the last year before the passage of NCLB:

  • An $8 billion, or 46 percent, increase for No Child Left Behind programs;
  • A $10.3 billion increase in overall funding for federal elementary and secondary education programs;
  • An increase of $4.6 billion, or 52 percent, for Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies—the key driver of NCLB reforms; and
  • A $4.8 billion or 75 percent increase for Part B Grants to States under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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