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2016 Committee For Education Funding Gala and Legislative Conference Pictures

June 27, 2016  |  No Comments  |  by JWeinberg  |  Uncategorized

2016 Committee for Education Gala

CEF Board Members

CEF Board Members

Master of Ceremonies, Kavitha Cardoza

Master of Ceremonies, Kavitha Cardoza

CEF President Makese Motley (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) and MC Kavitha Cardoza

CEF President Makese Motley (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) and MC Kavitha Cardoza

CEF President Makese Motley and CEF Executive Director Sheryl Cohen

CEF President Makese Motley and CEF Executive Director Sheryl Cohen

Joel Packer, Former CEF Executive Director, recipient of Charles Wilson Lee Award

Joel Packer, Former CEF Executive Director, recipient of Charles Wilson Lee Award

CEF Gala Committee co-chair Carolyn Henrich (University of California) and Joel Packer, former CEF Executive Director.

CEF Gala Committee co-chair Carolyn Henrich (University of California) and Joel Packer, former CEF Executive Director.

Representative Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), recipient of Charles Wilson Lee Award

Representative Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), recipient of James G. O’Hara Award

CEF Treasurer Jeff Carter (National Coalition for Literacy) and Representative Ruben Hinojosa

CEF Treasurer Jeff Carter (National Coalition for Literacy) and Representative Ruben Hinojosa

Representative Tom Cole (R-OK), recipient of the Special Recognition Award

Representative Tom Cole (R-OK), recipient of the Special Recognition Award

CEF Vice President Jocelyn Bissonnette (National Association of Federally Impacted Schools) and Representative Tom Cole

CEF Vice President Jocelyn Bissonnette (National Association of Federally Impacted Schools) and Representative Tom Cole

Tom Skelly, former Director of Budget Service at the US Department of Education, recipient of the Richard W. Riley Award

Tom Skelly, former Director of Budget Service at the US Department of Education, recipient of the Richard W. Riley Award

Tom Skelly and CEF President Makese Motley

Tom Skelly and CEF President Makese Motley

CEF Past President Noelle Ellerson (AASA, the School Superintendents Association)

CEF Past President Noelle Ellerson (AASA, the School Superintendents Association)

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2016 Legislative Conference

CEF President Makese Motley (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) and CEF Executive Director Sheryl Cohen

CEF President Makese Motley (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) and CEF Executive Director Sheryl Cohen

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Joshua Starr (PDK International)

Joshua Starr (PDK International)

Moderator Alyson Klein (ED Week) and Jack Jennings

Moderator Alyson Klein (ED Week) and Jack Jennings

Iris Palmer (New America) and Michelle Asha Cooper (Institute for Higher Education Policy)

Iris Palmer (New America) and Michelle Asha Cooper (Institute for Higher Education Policy)

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Education Matters 2017 and Resources

March 31, 2016  |  No Comments  |  by Brenda Arredondo  |  Uncategorized

Download “Education Matters”

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CEF’s annual Education Budget Response is the most comprehensive source available on how vital federal education programs improve the lives of millions of Americans.

The Budget Response is a useful source for information on federal education programs, but there are resources even more valuable: the authors and contacts listed within, who invite you to find out more about the programs described here and the lives of the people these programs touch.


Click the image to download the Education Matters presentation.

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Chart: PELL GRANT PROGRAM DISCRETIONARY FUNDING NEEDED TO MAINTAIN A DISCRETIONARY MAXIMUM AWARD OF $4,860

February 2, 2016  |  No Comments  |  by Brenda Arredondo  |  Charts and Factsheets, Resources, Uncategorized

PELL GRANT PROGRAM DISCRETIONARY FUNDING NEEDED TO MAINTAIN A DISCRETIONARY MAXIMUM AWARD OF $4,860

(Click to download the PDF)

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FISCAL YEAR 2016 DISCRETIONARY FUNDING MATERIALS

January 4, 2016  |  No Comments  |  by Brenda Arredondo  |  Uncategorized

Click below to view and download “Fiscal Year 2016 Discretionary Funding For Selected Department Of Education And Related Programs”

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Click below to view charts which provide yearly Budget Authority funding levels between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2016 for major discretionary funded programs the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and Head Start in the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Raise the Caps!

September 10, 2015  |  No Comments  |  by Brenda Arredondo  |  Uncategorized

Letter to Congress from 2,500 Organizations Seeking Sequestration Relief (Sep. 10, 2015)

Click below to download a PDF of CEF’s NDD Education Toolkit for education programs, including background info and quick facts can be used in blogs, op-eds, action alerts, and social media!
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CEF’s letter in opposition to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (June 24)

June 24, 2015  |  No Comments  |  by Brenda Arredondo  |  Uncategorized

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CEF Board of Directors - 2015

June 24, 2015

Dear Appropriations Committee Member:

The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 118 national education associations and institutions spanning early learning to postgraduate education, writes to express our strong opposition to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill as reported from subcommittee.

The fundamental problem with this bill, as well as other appropriations bills, is that they are based on the sequester level cap, which in the aggregate essentially freezes funding for nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs. The only way to provide education and related programs with the investments they so desperately need is for Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement that raises the caps, similar to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that was negotiated by Sen. Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan. Due to the virtual FY 2016 freeze on NDD and the fact that the committee increased funding for several other subcommittees, this bill required a cut of $3.6 billion below the FY 2015 level.

While we appreciate that Subcommittee Chairman Blunt and the subcommittee provided increases for a small number of education programs including Head Start ($100 million), Title I ($125 million), and IDEA State grants ($125 million), overall the bill sharply reduces funding for education programs by $1.7 billion. Compared to the President’s budget, it cuts the Department of Education by $5.3 billion.

The bill eliminates ten education programs including striving readers, preschool development grants, Investing in Innovation, school leadership, the physical education program, First in the World, and the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program.

In addition, it cuts funding for more than 40 other programs, including School Improvement State grants ($56 million), Teacher Quality State grants ($103 million), 21st century community learning centers ($117 million), elementary and secondary school counseling ($27 million), English Language Acquisition ($25 million), adult education State grants ($29 million), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants ($29 million), and Federal Work-Study ($40 million).

Further it rescinds $300 million for FY 2015 Pell grant funding. While this will not adversely affect the Pell grant maximum award for the 2016-17 school year, it will likely result in a Pell funding shortfall in FY 2017.

Several other education programs are frozen including Impact Aid, rural education, TRIO and GEAR UP.

The need to increase the federal investment in education has never been greater. Jobs and the economy are directly linked to and enhanced by such investments. Both unemployment rates and lifetime earnings are closely connected to levels of education attainment.

Solving our nation’s fiscal situation and reducing the debt can’t and won’t happen simply by slashing education and other nondefense discretionary spending. We urge you to reject this bill and instead to start bipartisan negotiations that raise the caps on NDD spending so that the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee receives a larger allocation that will allow it to produce a bill that invests in education and our nation’s future.

Sincerely,

Noelle Ellerson, President

Joel Packer, Executive Director

FISCAL YEAR 2016 DISCRETIONARY FUNDING FOR SELECTED DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND RELATED PROGRAMS PREPARED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR EDUCATION FUNDING

June 19, 2015  |  No Comments  |  by Brenda Arredondo  |  Uncategorized

FISCAL YEAR 2016 DISCRETIONARY FUNDING FOR SELECTED DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND RELATED PROGRAMS PREPARED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR EDUCATION FUNDING (click on image to download)

FISCAL YEAR 2016 DISCRETIONARY FUNDING FOR SELECTED DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND RELATED PROGRAMS PREPARED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR EDUCATION FUNDING