Federal Education Budget Project staff members are available for comments and questions regarding education funding issues. Here is a list of articles in which our experts are cited.

Apr
15
2014

Student Loan Borrowers' Costs To Jump As Education Department Reaps Huge ... | Huffington Post <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/227" title="View user profile.">Jason Delisle</a>

April 14, 2014

Jason Delisle, director of the federal education budget project at the New America Foundation, said CBO figures show that the Pell Grant program will need more money to continue at present levels beginning in 2017. Assuming that Congress does not want ...

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Apr
03
2014

House Education Chairman to Push for More Special Education Aid | Education Week <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/361" title="View user profile.">Clare McCann</a>

April 1, 2014

What's more, there are significant challenges to boosting funding for special education, said Clare McCann, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project.

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Mar
25
2014

Grad-School Debt Is Said To Rise Rapidly And Deserve More Policy Attention | Chronicle of Higher Education <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/227" title="View user profile.">Jason Delisle</a>

March 25, 2014

Jason Delisle, director of the foundation's Federal Education Budget Project, said the public and policy makers should stop lumping undergraduate- and graduate-student debt together because they raise different issues. "An undergraduate degree, we've ...

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Mar
25
2014

Grad Student Debt Rising | Inside Higher Ed <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/227" title="View user profile.">Jason Delisle</a>

March 25, 2014

Much of that increase was fueled by students, across a broad range of disciplines, taking out more money to pay for their graduate education, according to the report, written by Jason Delisle, director of New America's Federal Education Budget Project.

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Mar
25
2014

Grad Students Driving The Growing Debt Burden | Wall Street Journal <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/227" title="View user profile.">Jason Delisle</a>

March 25, 2014

The New America Foundation's report, along with other data, shows the biggest drivers of student debt in recent years have been costs linked to for-profit schools and graduate schools, said Jason Delisle, the study's author. "Graduate schools have ...

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Mar
25
2014

Universities On The Prowl A Busy Day In Congress Jindal On 'Gainful' Sig ... | Politico <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/227" title="View user profile.">Jason Delisle</a>

March 25, 2014

A SWELL OF GRADUATE DEBT: Graduate student debt is skyrocketing, and the findings of a report by New America Foundation's Jason Delisle suggest that some of the “largest changes in student borrowing are taking place in graduate education.

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Mar
18
2014

How to Fix Higher Education | Reuters <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/477" title="View user profile.">Amy Laitinen</a><a href="http://newamerica.net/user/361" title="View user profile.">Clare McCann</a>

March 17, 2014

There are two really deep problems that plague U.S. higher education. The first is the absence of useful and reliable data that students and parents can use to evaluate programs of all kinds. In “College Blackout: How the Higher Education Lobby Fought to Keep Students in the Dark,” Amy Laitinen and Clare McCann of the New America Foundation recount how the private nonprofit higher education lobby has fought against efforts to create a federal student unit record system.

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Feb
20
2014

Congressional Talk Swirls Around Early-Education Proposals | Education Week News <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/361" title="View user profile.">Clare McCann</a>

February 20, 2014

That legislation seems to have a much better shot in a Congress consumed with trimming spending than the administration's plan to vastly expand the federal role in helping states spread high-quality early-childhood programs, said Clare McCann, a policy ...

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Feb
05
2014

New America Analysis of New CBO Estimate Shows Pell Grant Funding Cliff is Further Away and Smaller <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/227" title="View user profile.">Jason Delisle</a>

February 5, 2014 New America’s analysis of new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates shows that last year’s Pell Grant funding surplus remains intact, and is trending larger – a sign that the program can operate at current funding levels for longer than expected.
 
“This latest estimate shows that the funding cliff is even further away and less severe than CBO’s surprise estimates last year,” said New America Federal Education Budget Project director Jason Delisle.
 
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