States: Stimulus Aid Sparked Progress on Goals
After spending $44 billion in one-time federal education aid to shore up sagging budgets during the recent recession, states report they’ve made progress in improving school data systems and more equitably distributing highly qualified teachers across all schools.
But big questions remain about their overall progress on key education improvement priorities mandated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic-stimulus package approved by Congress in 2009.
The ARRA poured nearly $100 billion into education overall. The largest single pool—the $48.6 billion State Fiscal Stabilization Fund—required states to show improvements in four specific areas: low-performing schools, data systems, teacher effectiveness,...
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