Current Issues In Education Brett Burg EDU 290 Tu, Th 9:30 Dr. Dirkin
Federal Funding for Early Education Programs Head Start Early Head Start Child Care and Development Block Grants
Why Is These Programs Important? “The most formative learning comes in those first years of life” President Obama
Federal Funding? Federal funding is money that the government gives to education through such programs like Head Start or Early Head Start
Funding Programs These Programs help districts like Montgomery County. The went from 13 programs for 260 students, to 21 programs and 420 students
What Is Being Done To Address This Issue? Stimulus Package $12.2 billion in funding special education $13 billion used for low income families
Stimulus Package Part of president Obama's stimulus package goes to education Funds many of the federal programs for education
Special Education Funds Around $12 billion over 2 years is funding about 6.7 million special education students.
Low Income Families 95,000 families served by the Early Head Start Program. 976,000 families are being served by the Head Start Program.
Conclusion Federal Funding helps millions of families. Education is very important for America to grow. Our kids are important because they are the leaders of tomorrow. The government knows this and they do their part as much as they can.
References Federal education funding. (2010, January). Retrieved from http://gao.gov/products/GAO-10-51 Samuels, C.A. (2009). Infant-toddler special ed. programs get new life from stimulus. Education Weekly, 28(36), Retrieved from http://0-firstsearch.oclc.org.elibrary.mel.org/WebZ/FSFETCH?fetchtype=fullrecord:sessionid=fsapp5-37122-g77y35aa-82z64j:entitypagenum=5:0:recno=2:resultset=2:format=FI:next=html/record.html:bad=error/badfetch.html:entitytoprecno=2:entitycurrecno=2:numrecs=1 Samuels, C.A. (2009). Stimulus providing big funding boost for early childhood. Education Weekly, 28(27), Retrieved from http://0-firstsearch.oclc.org.elibrary.mel.org/WebZ/FSFETCH?fetchtype=fullrecord:sessionid=fsapp5-55089-g77pm9lw-x7ogd4:entitypagenum=3:0:recno=3:resultset=1:format=FI:next=html/record.html:bad=error/badfetch.html:entitytoprecno=3:entitycurrecno=3:numrecs=1 Amagill http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3366720659/ Grufnik http://www.flickr.com/photos/grufnik/194492525/ MnicoleM http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnicolem/3122161048/ Old Shoe Women http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/7229079/