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As director of the Federal Education Budget Project at New America, Jason Delisle develops and manages content for the project, writes issue briefs on the education budget process, researches federal education policies and develops new proposals. He also oversees the management of a database of information on federal funding for every school district and institution of higher education in the country. The overarching mission of the project is to improve the quality of public information on federal funding for education and to support well-targeted federal education policies. Mr. Delisle publishes articles regularly on the project’s blog, EdCentral.org.
Mr. Delisle and his work have been featured on numerous national television and radio programs, including PBS’s NewsHour, ABC’s World News Tonight, and American Public Media’s Marketplace. He and his work have been cited in many national media publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Review, Congressional Quarterly, and National Journal.
Before joining New America, Mr. Delisle was a senior analyst on the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, where he played a key role in developing education legislation. From 2000 to 2006 he was a legislative aide in the office of Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI).
Mr. Delisle holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University.