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ERIC Number: EJ846388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
What to Do with It
Weil, Marty
Tech & Learning, v29 n11 p42 Jun 2009
Pamela Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County (Virginia) public schools, sees ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) as a once-in-a-lifetime chance. "I don't think that in the history of public schools--certainly since I entered them in the 1970s--there has been an opportunity such as this," she says. "The last time there was this kind of infusion of funding support to public schools was with Sputnik." One of the unforeseen outcomes of that early satellite's launch was the redefining and reinvigorating of science in the American public school curriculum. Moran believes that the current stimulus package has similar potential to allow educators to innovate curriculum assessment and instruction. Moran now sees federal funding as a combination of Title I, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) authorization. "As long as we play by the rules of the regulations that accompany those three federal programs, we're in great shape," she concludes. Paul Dargie, vice chairman of the Milford (New Hampshire) school board, says that the first principle of applying federal stimulus funds is to use the money on things the board was planning to do anyway. "We're thinking about it terms of tax relief," he says. Mike Poore, deputy superintendent of School District 11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, says the district is committed to accessing stimulus funding for technology and innovation through the state. "One of the most dynamic things we're doing in terms of innovation is moving to reopen a middle school, a charter school, that we had to close because it wasn't meeting No Child Left Behind (NCLB) standards," he says.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001