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March 17, 2009

Short-Term Money, Long-Term Gains?

Urban superintendents and school board members who were in Washington this week got lots of face time with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

March 16, 2009

Duncan: Districts That Use Stim Money Well Could Get More Stim Money

Duncan said that states and districts should put formula funding and state stabilization money to good use if they want to be considered for Race to the Top and other competitive grant funding.

March 10, 2009

Chiefs Talk Stimulus and Standards With Duncan & Co.

There was a lot of buzz about Obama's speech this morning and the Department's guidance on the economic stimulus package.

March 07, 2009

UPDATED: Stimulus Documents: Strings Attached to Stabilization Funds

Thirty-three percent of that fund won't be disbursed until the department has approved a state's plan to comply with four "assurances," which include improving standards and assessments.

March 03, 2009

Stimulus Questions Answered, Round 5: What's in it for Charters and Private Schools?

Click here to find out whether private schools can get a piece of the money and how those maintenance of effort provisions work.

March 03, 2009

Union Leaders on NCLB and the Stim

Randi Weingarten, the new president of the AFT and Dennis Van Roekel, the new president of the NEA, discuss whether $115 billion in education fund "changes the conversation" on renewing the law.

February 27, 2009

Stimulus Questions Answered, Round 4: More on What the Money Can be Used For

Click here to learn more about those school improvement dollars and whether the funds can be used to pay for transportation.

February 25, 2009

Stimulus Money: 30-45 Days Away

The education department expects to release formal guidance to states and school districts next week that will spell out how to access the money, and what the expectations will be.

February 24, 2009

Stimulus Questions Answered, Round 3: What Can I Do With My Money?

See how states and districts can spend their stabilization dollars.

February 23, 2009

DFER's Guidance on the Guidance

The Democrats for Education Reform's stimulus suggestions give a good indication of how the school reform crowd might want the feds to use the stimulus dollars to leverage change.

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