ERIC Number: ED461946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Education Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Summary and Background Information.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was signed into law on January 8, 2002, by President George W. Bush. Principles and strategies incorporated into the Act include: increased accountability for states, school districts, and schools; greater choice for parents and students; greater flexibility for states and school districts in the use of federal education dollars; and a stronger emphasis on teaching methods grounded in scientifically based research. The President's 2003 budget for education provides new resources to help states, school districts, and schools implement the NCLB Act and improve educational opportunities for all students. He is requesting $50.3 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education in fiscal year 2003, an increase of $1.4 billion over the 2002 enacted level. The following subjects are covered in this document: the 2003 Budget, and the 2003 Education Budget by Program Area. Program areas include: (1) Elementary and Secondary Education; (2) Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; (3) Vocational and Adult Education; (4) Student Financial Assistance; (5) Higher Education Programs; (6) Education Research, Statistics, and Assessment; and (7) Departmental Management. An appendix includes a table showing total expenditures for education in the United States, and a budget table detailed by program. (RT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Higher Education
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/Budget03/Summary/index.html.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.