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Friday, April 3, 2009

Stimulus Package gives Direction to Education

Breaking News: From Education Week
U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan just announced how states and school districts can begin receiving the first installment of education stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Read the full story. is hosting an Open House through April 8, so you can get this type of breaking news and access to all of the vital coverage posted recently on the stimulus. Some highlights you won't want to miss while access is totally FREE:

States Eye Education Stimulus to Fill Budget Gaps
Local officials are crying ‘foul’ as a growing number of governors make a play for federal economic-stimulus aid for schools.

Stimulus Providing Big Funding Boost for Early Childhood
Advocates are betting that the billions of dollars for programs like Head Start are just a “down payment” on future expansion.

K-12 Taking Primacy in Use of Stimulus Dollars
Many states are targeting the new education aid at elementary and secondary schools, rather than toward higher education.

Exclusive Video Interview: Duncan on States That Reject Stimulus Money
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked with Education Week about the stimulus, school reform, teacher issues, and his pick for deputy.

For complete coverage and to keep fully up-to-the-minute, visit our Schools and the Stimulus page. Stay easily updated on all of the stimulus news: download the Stimulus widget and place it on your Web site, blog, Facebook page, or other personal page. Or get the RSS feed on the stimulus.

In addition to providing you with the best, most breaking coverage on the stimulus and other education issues, there are many ways to interact with Education Week and your colleagues via live events, webinars, chats, and online discussions.

Live Events: Education Week Leadership Forums
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Join top school leaders—including Joel Klein, Ramon Cortines, Arlene Ackerman, Carlos Garcia, Paul Vallas, and others—for a daylong, hands-on event that will help you make the most out of the stimulus and minimize the impact of the recession on staff and students.
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Two dates and places to choose from:
May 11, 2009, Jersey City, NJ
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Review the recent webinars and chats on the stimulus topic, and find other archived webinars of interest to you.

In addition to digging into the stimulus, you should also visit our annual report on how well states are incorporating technology into their schools, Technology Counts 2009: Breaking Away From Tradition: E-Education Expands Opportunities for Raising Achievement. Read about the latest research on e-education, find out how to search the internet for quality content, see how your state compares nationally, and download your state report.

During the Spring Open House, all articles are available FREE. You'll see what premium subscribers see every day -- breaking news from around the country PLUS an extensive archive of K-12 education coverage spanning more than 25 years. Whether you are interested in getting a great perspective on topics like curriculum, special education or accountability, or you are researching a specific hot-button issue, you will find it all easily in our archives. You can even review current and past annual reports from Quality Counts, Technology Counts and Diplomas Count.

But don't wait! The Open House ends next Wednesday, April 8.

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So stop in and visit the Open House today. Check out the breaking news on the stimulus and all of the other great coverage and pass the word along to your colleagues.

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