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As director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, Jason Delisle develops and manages content for the project. He oversees the management of a database of information on federal funding for every school district and institution of higher education in the country, writes issue briefs on the education budget process, and conducts research on funding for federal education programs. The overarching mission of the project is to improve the quality of public information on federal funding for education and to support federal education policies that are fiscally responsible. Mr. Delisle publishes articles regularly on the project’s blog, Ed Money Watch.
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 The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, National Review, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, and Education Week.
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).
In addition to his role as Director of the Federal Education Budget Project, Mr. Delisle is a contributing author for e21, a Washington D.C policy institute that is dedicated to economic research and innovative public policies. He also is a contributing analyst for the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, bipartisan organizations made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts.
Mr. Delisle holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University.