ERIC Number: ED415576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Education. Fiscal Year 1999 Budget: Summary and Background Information.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
For fiscal year 1999, President Clinton is requesting $31.2 billion in discretionary budget authority for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $1.7 billion over the 1998 level. The budget is broken down into seven program areas: elementary and secondary education, bilingual and immigrant education, special education and rehabilitative services, vocational and adult education, postsecondary education, educational research and improvement, and departmental management. Highlights include a call for building more schools; reducing class sizes by training 100,00 new teachers over the next 7 years; ensuring that students, especially at-risk students, master such basic subjects as reading and mathematics; increased support for urban education and an end to social promotion; increased spending for educational technology, so that all students can learn to use computers; helping students prepare and pay for college, using such programs as Pell Grants and Work-Study; raising academic standards through the use of standards-based educational reforms; and more emphasis on postsecondary education and lifelong learning, so that everyone has a chance to attend college. Two appendices provide numbers for total expenditures for education, along with a detailed budget table. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.