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March 31, 2020

What Obama's Stimulus Had for Education That the Coronavirus Package Doesn't

The CARES Act includes less aid to help K-12 address coronavirus than the 2009 stimulus provided to schools to cope with the Great Recession. But it has something else many educators might appreciate.

March 22, 2020

The Education World Wants a Coronavirus Stimulus. What Would Help the Most?

Pressure builds on Washington for stimulus aid to help schools weather the pandemic. Could distance learning, emotional support for students, and an education jobs fund for teachers get support?

August 27, 2019

What Educators Think When They Hear the Word 'Recession'

As talk of a possible economic slump begins to gain steam, experts say another downturn probably wouldn't play out the same way for schools as the Great Recession did.

October 19, 2016

National School Spending Inches Up to $623 Billion, Says Recent Federal Data

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that K-12 spending at the state and district level increased by 1.2 percent from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2014.

March 24, 2016

Falling Stars: What We Can Learn From i3 Grant Recipients Who Struggled

As schools in Forsyth, Ga., and Corona-Norco, Calif., discovered, educators can learn a lot even from programs that don't become superstars under Investing in Innovation.

January 30, 2015

Did Billions of Dollars in School Turnaround Aid Help?

School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made the difference.

October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

May 23, 2013

Five Interesting Tidbits in New Census School Finance Data

The federal share of school spending is still well above where it was before the recession and the economic-stimulus package.

November 05, 2012

Colorado May Pull Turnaround Grants from Five Failing Schools

Five schools in Colorado that got millions from the federal School Improvement Grant may lose those dollars after failing to move the needle on student achievement, even after two years of big financial support.

September 06, 2012

Comparing, Contrasting Romney, Obama Education Platforms

Listen to Politics K-12's Alyson Klein discuss the education platforms of both presidential candidates.

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