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Stimulus Update

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For those wishing and hoping for some federal aid for schools in the stimulus package, it looks like your prayers may be answered, at least in part.

There's going to be an $80 billion fund, the majority of which will be earmarked specifically for education, Democratic congressional staff say. It's unclear, though, whether it will flow to states or districts.

The other big news? There's going to be money for Title I and students in special education in the stimulus, separate from the fund, Democratic congressional staff told me. No word on yet on just how much, though.

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Are you sure you wanted to use the term "earmarked" to describe funds intended for education projects. The term carries a negative connotation among some observers of the budget process and is currently in some disrepute. Are we talking about educational bridges to nowhere or to fixing school buildings rotting infrastructure?

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