he New America Foundation’s Federal Education Budget Project (FEBP) released an issue brief on recently finalized fiscal year 2011 federal education appropriations. The paper, 2011 Education Appropriations Guide, by FEBP Director Jason Delisle and Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Cohen, provides a summary and analysis of the $68.3 billion education budget for fiscal year 2011, using information released by the U.S. Department of Education in May 2011.
This issue brief is a helpful guide to the appropriations process and recently enacted fiscal year 2011 education funding. It includes an analysis of funding for major education programs and a timeline of the 2011 appropriations process including the seven Continuing Resolutions that preceded the final appropriations bill. It also includes tables comparing 2011 funding to earlier House and Senate proposals, prior year funding levels, and the president’s 2011 budget request.
To view this document or to download a PDF version, visit: http://education.newamerica.net/sites/newamerica.net/files/policydocs/2011%20Education%20Appropriations%20Guide.pdf