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Published in Print: September 22, 2004, as Education Dollars

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The Senate Appropriations Committee last week unanimously passed a spending bill that would provide a $3.2 billion increase, or 5.7 percent, for the Department of Education in fiscal 2005. The House of Representatives passed its version on Sept. 9. Highlights include:

   FY 2004 FY2005
  Final Budget President's Request House bill Senate Committee Bill
Title I grants to districts $12.34 billion $13.34 billion $13.34 billion $13.46 billion
Special education state grants 10.07 billion 11.07 billion 11.07 billion 11.23 billion
Assistance for local school improvement 0 0 0 100 million
Striving Readers 0 100 million 100 million 25 million
State Grants for Innovative Programs 297 million 297 million 20 million 0
Statewide data systems 0 0 30 million 40 million
Teacher-quality grants 2.93 billion 2.93 billion 2.95 billion 2.98 billion
Even Start 247 million 0 227 million 0
TOTAL Department of Education discretionary spending $55.65 billion $57.34 billion $57.68 billion $58.85 billion

Vol. 24, Issue 04, Page 32

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