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Mercer, Charmaine – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
When President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2002, the U.S. national high school graduation rate was 72.6 percent. Today, the national high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 81 percent and the number of low-graduation-rate high schools has declined considerably. While this progress is notable,…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Finance Reform, Access to Education
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper presents the U.S. Department of Education's Fiscal Year (FY) "2010 Summary of Performance and Financial Information." FY 2010 was a transition year for the Department as it moves to a new strategic plan. The Department is still firmly committed to its mission of promoting achievement and preparation for global competitiveness…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Strategic Planning, Student Loan Programs
Bissonnette, Jocelyn, Ed.; Ellerson, Noelle, Ed.; Jones, Lindsay, Ed. – Committee for Education Funding, 2011
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of over 85 national education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, applauds President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 budget for recognizing the importance of investing in education to our nation's economic growth and competitiveness. Within a constrained fiscal…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education
Mandlawitz, Myrna, Ed. – Committee for Education Funding, 2011
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of over 90 national education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, applauds President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 budget for prioritizing investment in education as a proven strategy to increase jobs and improve our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education