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The Facts About K-12 Education Funding.

The cost of funding education in America's public elementary and secondary schools is the topic of a recently revised publication from the Education Department.

10 Facts About K-12 Education Funding provides an overview of how kindergarten through 12th-grade education is funded in the United States. This full-color brochure includes an explanation of each fact along with a graph to illustrate it. For instance, one graph breaks down the amount of funding provided for education by federal, state and local levels.

According to the brochure, in the 2004-05 school year, 83 cents out of every dollar spent on education is estimated to come from state and local contributions. The federal government's share is 8.3 percent, which has risen by more than one-third since 1990-91, when it was 5.7 percent.

The brochure also specifies the funding levels under the No Child Left Behind Act, which has increased every year since it was enacted in January 2002--from $22 billion to the $25.3 billion proposed for fiscal year 2006. Federal dollars under NCLB are sent to states and school districts through a variety of programs, as described briefly in the publication, including Title I (for high-poverty schools), Reading First, Improving Teacher Quality Grants, and English Language Acquisition.

For other facts about funding public education, download a copy of 10 Facts About K-12 Education Funding at www.ed.gov, or order it toll-free at (877) 4ED-PUBS with identification number EA 0484B
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Title Annotation:brochures information
Publication:The Achiever
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Date:Sep 1, 2005
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