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Each year, Congress goes through a budget and appropriations process to determine funding levels for federal programs. For the last few years, the federal government’s investment in education has declined. While there are many federal education programs which benefit schools, colleges, and departments of education there are only a couple that directly target higher education based educator preparation programs. AACTE and its members are actively engaged with Congress to talk about the impact of these programs and to secure increased funds for these programs so that they have a systemic impact on the educator preparation system.

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# Article Title
1 Summary of Obama's FY 14 Budget Regarding Areas Related to Colleges of Education
2 AACTE sends letter to Capitol Hill on FY 13 Education Funding
3 Education Provisions in HR 1473, The Year-Long CR FY 12
4 Education Program Cuts and Eliminations in HR 1, FY 2011 Continuing Resolution
5 President Obama's Education Budget Proposal for FY 2011
6 FY 2010
7 FY 2009
8 Stimulus Package
9 Committee on Education Funding