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Return to the main story, “2005 Budget Drops Below Bush Request”

The House and the Senate last month approved a final spending bill that would provide a $915 million increase, or 1.6 percent, for the Department of Education in fiscal 2005. That total is about $670 million below President Bush’s request.

   FY 2004 FY 2005
  Final Budget President's Request Final Budget
Title I grants to districts $12.34 billion $13.34 billion $12.74 billion
Special education state grants 10.07 billion 11.07 billion 10.59 billion
Educational technology state grants 692 million 692 million 496 million
Striving Readers 0 100 million 25 million
Title V block grants 297 million 297 million 198 million
Statewide data systems 0 0 25 million
Teacher-quality grants 2.93 billion 2.93 billion 2.92 billion
Pell Grants 12.01 billion *12.86 billion 12.36 billion
Total Department of Education discretionary spending $55.65 billion $57.34 billion $56.58 billion

Vol. 24, Issue 12, Page 30

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