Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on the new HEROES Act Press ReleaseSeptember 29, 2020
Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on McConnell’s COVID-19 Relief Bill Press ReleaseSeptember 10, 2020
Federal Education Budget
In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address to the nation on Tuesday night, Alliance for Excellent Education President and CEO Deb Delisle offered the following statement: “All young people in our country have the right to receive a high-quality, public K–12 education. However, rather than working to guarantee and strengthen that right, President Trump and Secretary DeVos continue to push for a voucher scheme that would siphon funds away from the public education system and serve only a small fraction of our students while ignoring the needs of the overwhelming majority of children whose futures depend on the very system the President condemns. It’s past time for this Administration to put forward a real plan for improving public education that will rebuild crumbling schools, correct historical and long-standing inequities—from school funding to access to advanced course work—and help school districts hire and retain the best teachers and school leaders.”
DESTINATION UNKNOWN: Senate Appropriations Committee Provides Significant Funding Boost for Early Childhood Education, Fails to Fund Obama’s High School Redesign Program; Bill’s Future Is Unknown, Compromise Unlikely with House of Representatives ArticleJuly 15, 2013
On July 11, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $164 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education appropriations bill.
OBAMA RELEASES FY 2014 BUDGET PROPOSAL: Budget Would Fund New High School Redesign Competition and Preschool Program for Low-Income Four-Year-Olds ArticleApril 22, 2013
Released April 10, President Obama’s education budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 proposes new grant competitions focused on high school redesign and college completion and includes a $75 billion plan to provide access to high-quality preschool programs.