Proposed Increases in Education Programs

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The White House and Congress have declared the following to be spending priorities for the five-year balanced-budget deal. Dollar figures are proposed only.

Department of Education
Education reform, including the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund An additional $946 million over four years. The technology-literacy fund received $200 million in funding for fiscal 1997. Current funding for other reforms was not available.
Bilingual and immigrant education An additional $446 million over five years. The combined programs were funded at $256.7 million for 1997.
Pell Grants An additional $8.6 billion over five years, raising the maximum grant to $3,000. Fiscal 1997 funding was $5.9 billion.
New child-literacy initiatives consistent with President Clinton's America Reads literacy-tutoring proposal Unspecified amount. No 1997 funding. President Clinton had requested $260 million for America Reads for fiscal 1998.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education; Senate Budget Committee.

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