The Sunshine State is one of a handful that says it can't meet the maintenance of effort requirements in the economic stimulus package, which mandate that states keep education funding at 2006 levels in order to receive the cash. The law allows U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to waive maintenance of effort requirements for states that are in particularly dire fiscal straits. On a conference call last week with the media, an Education Department consultant told a reporter from Florida that the department wasn't going to issue blanket waivers and was going to look at each state on ...
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The secretary will use the Education Department's longstanding show for parents to train the spotlight on high-performing charter schools.
Stimulus money gives the new administration "credibility" with the public and with educators, many of whom have criticized Congress for not providing enough funding for the law, the education chairman said.
The bill would provide about $100 billion for education programs.
The new U.S. Secretary of Education, who is still putting together his team, has been handed unprecedented resources, and an unprecedented management challenge.
Duncan singled this lobbying quintet out for their work on stimulus-related issues in a conference call to about 500 people from education organizations.
The state stabilization fund must first be used by states to backfill any cuts they have made to both K-12 and higher education.
School districts looking for a big pot of money from which to draw for their construction projects will probably be disappointed.
The $53.6 billion state fiscal stabilization fund could be used for school renovations.