ERIC Number: EJ826957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-28
Reference Count: N/A
States Anxious to Get Details about Stimulus
Hoff, David J.
Education Week, v28 n19 p1, 13 Jan 2009
As Congress began debate last week over the size and scope of more than $120 billion in proposed emergency education aid, state leaders were anxiously awaiting the details so they could make specific plans to spend the economic-stimulus money. Governors, state legislators, and state schools chiefs have yet to learn what rules Congress will attach to any such influx of federal money, which proponents say would help offset losses in state revenues, supplement existing programs, and start a short-term construction program aimed at fighting the recession. The figures may not be final for two weeks or more, and state officials can't nail down their own plans until they know the final dollar amounts and the conditions placed on their use.
Descriptors: State Officials, Legislators, Construction Programs, Financial Support, Libraries, Public Schools, Financial Problems, Financial Exigency, Fiscal Capacity, Economic Factors, Economic Climate, Federal Legislation, School Districts, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Budgeting
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001