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Education Stimulus Funding State-by-State

By February 23, 2009

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The 2009 economic stimulus package includes about $100 billion for retaining teachers and improving the nation’s overall education system. Now the Department of Education has released estimates of how big a piece of that stimulating education pie each state will get.

"The single best way to stimulate the economy -- short-term and long-term—is to keep teachers teaching and keep kids learning," said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in an address announcing the state-by-state Title I education funding table. "States are hurting, and schools across America are facing catastrophic cuts. We need to invest this money quickly, thoughtfully and transparently to protect kids, create jobs and drive reforms."

As an example of how states might be using their economic stimulus money, Duncan cited plans for use of the combined $4.8 billion targeted for New York State. “There will be over $3 billion for state stabilization to help the state balance its budget. There is no better way to stimulate the economy in the short term and the long term than to keep teachers teaching and keep kids learning,” he said. New York will also use $1 billion in additional Title I funding to benefit low-income students, and $850 million in funding for students with disabilities.

The state-by-state funding table released by the Department of Education show additional Title I funding to be directed to the states through the economic stimulus package. Title I funds are to be used to “ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”

Also See:
Stimulus Package – Where the Jobs will Be
Stimulating News for College Students Teachers Want Changes to No Child Left Behind

Comments

November 24, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(1) gangsta nigga says:

This is simply propaganda — there’s no money for me to go back to school; the stimulus money went directly to the institutions themselves (a bailout for the “executives” of education)

Talk about ass backwards; let’s educate people by paying the institutions to stay in business and raise tuition&fees. HAHAHAHAHA

January 12, 2010 at 2:56 am
(2) Rez says:

This issue has a source. It’s all about the World Bank CFR and those Rockefeller type pencil heads that can’t have any educated people discovering what they have done to our country and our government. Wake up people! Our government has been hijacked by thieves and profiteers. aka Bankers. The IRS is a fraud. Checks and balances have been destroyed and our gold is gone. Assume that anything at this point (if you are not a billionaire) is working against you. The power they have is only there if you give it to them. Stop being fat. Stop being lazy. Get out. Get going. Never give in to them. Stop letting them scare you. Yeah they have enough power to throw a lot of people in jail for no reason. And yes they will. But if enough of us stand up as say no to their tyranny then maybe we can start to make some kind of difference. Remember. These people are arrogant enough to call this their planet. Well it’s ours!! No one knows what to do. We need a leader. We need someone with true honor. We need someone besides Obama who is obviously just like bush only he is exactly what we needed to hear, so to speak, at the time. There is nothing they will let through in the media. They own it. Stop watching TV. Turn it off and turn off their main source of influence. Damn this country needs help. I can’t do this alone. Someone freaking help us this is sickening. I am sickened!!!! Humanity as a whole is worthless. If we can’t put down the TV guide or xbox controller for five seconds to look at what is happening to us then we are all doomed.

December 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm
(3) peacefulwarrior says:

Love the comments here. I just want to say it is true it is disgusting how our nation has spent trillions on the banks and corporations, (and of course war) while education is literally deteriorating. It is time for a revolution, and I hope this one can be of intellect, rather than physical violence!

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