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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: A Legal Overview
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Rumsfeld v. FAIR:
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School Facilities Infrastructure: Background and Legislative Proposals
The federal government's role in financing school construction and renovation continues to be an issue in the 109th Congress, although school construction has generally been considered a state and local responsibility. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the unmet need for school construction and renovation is estimated to be $127 billion. NCES indicates that three-quarters of the nation's schools report needing funds to bring their buildings into a "good overall condition." Indirect federal support for school construction is currently provided by exempting the interest on state and local governmental bonds from federal income taxes, as well as other tax code provisions. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, an estimated 400 schools need to be rebuilt in Louisiana and Mississippi. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10206/
Student Loans and FY2006 Budget Reconciliation
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Issues Raised by Hurricane Katrina: A Focus On Education and Training
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Colleges and Universities Attended by Senators of the 109th Congress
This report identifies the colleges and universities attended by Senators serving in the 109th Congress. Where available in published sources, the degrees earned are also listed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7902/
Foreign Language and International Studies: Federal Aid Under Title VI of the Higher Education Act
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Trio and GEAR UP Programs: Status and Issues
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Adult Education and Literacy: Overview and Reauthorization Proposals of the 109th Congress
The 109th Congress is considering the reauthorization of federal adult education and literacy programs. The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) authorized these programs through FY2003. The primary AEFLA activity is a state grant program that supports education and literacy services for educationally disadvantaged adults. The AEFLA also authorizes national leadership activities in adult education and literacy, and the National Institute for Literacy. The FY2005 AEFLA appropriation is $585 million; the FY2006 budget request would reduce funding to $216 million. The AEFLA was enacted as Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), P.L. 105-220, on August 7, 1998. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7291/
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of Increasing the Maximum Award
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Palestinian Education and Debate Over Textbooks
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Campus-Based Student Financial Aid Programs Under the Higher Education Act
This report discusses the issues likely to be considered during reauthorization are whether the campus-based programs provide types of aid to students that are not or cannot be provided via other postsecondary aid programs, and whether the current formulas for allocating funds to institutions for the operation of these programs are optimal. Provisions specific to each program, such as requirements for community service under FWS and terms and conditions of Perkins Loans also may be considered. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs9104/
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education: Background and Funding
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The Campus-Based Financial Aid Programs: A Review and Analysis of the Allocation of Funds to Institutions and the Distribution of Aid to Students
This report describes and analyzes (a) the process through which federal funds are allocated to institutions under the campus-based programs, (b) the potential for allocating all campus-based funding according to the existing need-based formulas, and (c) the current distribution of aid to students. It will be updated to track legislative proposals addressing the campus-based allocation procedures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs9262/
National Security Education Program: Background and Issues
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An Overview of Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
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Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Initiated in part as a proposal to reform U.S. high schools, concurrent enrollment programs enable high school aged students to take college level course work and receive college credit while enrolled in high school. Concurrent enrollment programs can be best described as a secondary/postsecondary school hybrid. This report provides a brief history of these programs and a description of the different types of programs, including participation data. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10197/
The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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Monitoring Foreign Students in the United States: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
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Saving for College Through Qualified Tuition (Section 529) Programs
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Federal Student Aid Need Analysis: Background and Selected Simplification Issues
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Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action
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Federal and Non-Federal Support of University Based Research
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Federal Student Loans: Terms and Conditions for Borrowers
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action
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Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Current Programs and Legislation in the 108th Congress
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Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides
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College Costs and Prices: Background and Issues for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
Based on available data, college tuition and fees have been rising more rapidly than household income over the past 2 decades. The divergence is particularly pronounced for low-income households and becomes less pronounced as household income increases. In analyzing price increases, researchers have considered whether a relationship exists between federal aid and price increases. There are several ways Congress could consider addressing the issue, such as imposing price controls, offering incentives for controlling prices or costs, ensuring the public is better educated about college cost and price issues, reducing regulatory burden, or changing federal financial aid programs. It is not clear which of these strategies would be most effective, or if Congress has appropriate tools at its disposal to address the issues of costs and prices. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7069/
The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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School Facilities Infrastructure: Background and Legislative Proposals
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action
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Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants (Title II, Part A of the Higher Education Act): Overview and Reauthorization Issues
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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Federal Pell Grant Program of the Higher Education Act: Background and Reauthorization
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities
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Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation
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School Facilities Infrastructure: Background and Legislative Proposals
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
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Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action
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