Recent reports show that there is some good and bad news for the US Department of Education FY13 budget.
The House subcommittee on appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education began marking up its bill for the upcoming fiscal year on Wednesday, July 18. Based on a chart released by the Committee for Education Funding, International Reading Association Director of Government Relations Richard Long shares that the latest draft reduces overall education funding by $1.1 billion but includes $159,698,000,000 for Striving Readers.
The committee’s markups indicate that the bill would include level funding for these programs:
- Title I
- Migrant & Neglected
- Striving Readers
- Charter Schools
- Comp Centers
- Indian Ed
- Promised Neighborhoods
- English Language Grants
- Career & Technical
- Adult Ed
- IDEA (but Part B is increased by $500 million)
Unfortunately, the following initiatives may be on the chopping block:
- SEED 1.5%
- Race to the Top (with a rescission of $400 million)
- Investment in Innovation
- Transition to Teaching
Once the subcommittee completes its markup, it is expected that the full committee markup will be the week of July 23.
For more information about FY13 budget negotiations, visit the “Budget News” section of the Department of Education website.