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ERIC Number: EJ839582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Education's Shot in the Arm
Butler, Kevin
District Administration, v45 n4 p20-24 Apr 2009
The federal stimulus package provides badly needed aid to school districts, allowing them to avoid massive staff and teacher layoffs and injecting them with a healthy dose of funds for many programs ranging from technology to renovation work. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which President Barack Obama signed on Feb.17, provides about $100 billion to education, including $10 billion in Title money, $12.2 billion for special education, and up to $53.6 billion in "state stabilization funds" to help offset states' education budget cuts. This article provides a breakdown of items in the plan. Although there are benefits and drawbacks in ARRA, the overall message for districts is that this is a one-time lifeline. Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, advises to use it and use it well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001