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A House appropriations subcommittee last week passed a spending bill that would essentially freeze the Department of Education’s total budget in fiscal 2006. The bill diverges from President Bush’s request in some notable ways.

   FY2005 FY2006
  Final Budget President's request House bill
Title I grants to districts $12.74 billion $13.34 billion $12.84 billion
Special education state grants 10.59 billion 11.10 billion 10.74 billion
Educational technology state grants 496 million 0 300 million
Striving Readers 25 million 200 million 30 million
High School Intervention 0 1.24 billion 0
Teacher Incentive Fund 0 500 million 100 million
Vocational education 1.33 billion 0 1.31 billion
Pell grants 12.36 billion *13.23 billion 13.38 billion
Total
Department of Education discretionary spending
$56.58 billion $56.05 billion $56.70 billion

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