Schools and the Stimulus - From Education Week

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States and districts grapple with turning around schools and making big changes in a tight time frame.
April 25, 2011 - Education Week

Fiscal uncertainty has many states hedging as they draw down on the one-time aid available into next school year.
March 1, 2011 - Education Week

Government agencies dig into how states and districts are spending a flood of education aid under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
February 12, 2011 - Education Week

A one-time infusion of cash fueled everything from laptops to enhanced data systems—but sustaining those upgrades could be tough.
February 12, 2011 - Education Week

The influx of stimulus aid to education is a boon for seasoned advisers in areas such as school turnarounds and Race to the Top.
February 12, 2011 - Education Week

Nearly $100 billion in aid saved jobs and spurred state policy overhauls, but the long-term impact remains to be seen as the recovery act reaches its second anniversary.
February 12, 2011 - Education Week

The $650 million in competitive aid under the 'i3' program aims to spur experimentation in school reform.
February 12, 2011 - Education Week

An advocacy group says most winners in the federal innovation grant contest had just enough rural flavor to secure bonus points.
January 25, 2011 | Updated: May 1, 2016 - Education Week

Private-sector match requirements would be loosened under proposed rules covering the next generation of innovation contests.
January 24, 2011 - Education Week

Runners-up in the federal innovation grant contest can pitch philanthropies and businesses at Aspen Institutes' forum.
January 18, 2011 - Education Week

The administration outlines what kind of amendments they would accept—and what changes would put awardees' funding at risk.
January 8, 2011 - Education Week

Nearly two years after Congress passed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a new report attempts to draw lessons from that economic-stimulus effort, which included some $100 billion for education.
December 7, 2010 - Education Week

Cash-strapped states and school districts await word as Congress works to complete a fiscal 2011 spending plan.
December 6, 2010 - Education Week

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who once said that the federal Race to the Top competition would undermine "states' authority to determine how their students are educated," has a new platform: chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association.
November 30, 2010 | Updated: May 1, 2016 - Education Week

Schools replace outdated, inefficient equipment and find ways to incorporate energy saving lessons into their curricula.
November 22, 2010 - Education Week

Republicans slam the economic-stimulus package, while some Democrats argue its $100 billion in education aid helped preserve crucial school jobs.
October 22, 2010 - Education Week

States are ramping up the pressure on school districts to show how they will deliver on ambitious education policy changes.
October 11, 2010 - Education Week

September 28, 2010 - Education Week

Promising applicants may find favor as the push to fund innovation continues.
September 28, 2010 - Education Week

Despite some last-minute jitters, all those in line for the high-profile innovation grants secure private matching funds.
September 21, 2010 - Education Week

Officials from 11 states and the District of Columbia celebrated at a Washington meeting on the stimulus grants—and say they see challenges ahead.
September 16, 2010 - Education Week

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning outlines the 19 finalists' plans to use online learning to achieve federal Race to the Top goals.
September 14, 2010 - Education Week

With the $330 million in hand, the two consortia head into the next phase of building multipurpose assessments—and consensus.
September 14, 2010 - Education Week

In some states, key reforms hinge on the effectiveness of data systems that may be in need of significant upgrade.
September 14, 2010 - Education Week

Texas saw its $830 million request rejected by the Department of Education, and charter school advocates are dismayed that some may have trouble tapping the $10 billion layoff-prevention fund.
September 10, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

The winning states proposed in their applications a variety of ways to improve science, technology, engineering, and math in schools.
September 9, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning outlines the 19 finalists' plans to use online learning to achieve federal Race to the Top goals.
September 7, 2010 - Education Week

The state's governor and lawmakers still hope to move forward on priorities outlined in the state's losing bid for $400 million in federal aid.
September 7, 2010 - Education Week

A third state consortium that applied for a smaller Race to the Top grant to build high school exams failed to garner an award.
September 2, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

The nine states and the District of Columbia will share $3.4 billion in Round Two of the federal competition, a cash infusion intended to fuel bold education reforms.
August 31, 2010 - Education Week

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired his appointed education commissioner, Bret Schundler, in the wake of a paperwork gaffe that may have cost the state a $400 million Race to the Top grant.
August 31, 2010 - Education Week

A clerical error cost New Jersey five points—and maybe $400 million—in the close contest for Race to the Top education reform money.
August 26, 2010 - Education Week

Some use cash to reverse layoffs, while others plan to hold onto the aid as the stimulus "funding cliff" looms.
August 23, 2010 - Education Week

State-level policymakers differ sharply on approaches to the common standards debate and a continued fiscal squeeze.
August 20, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

A share of $3.4 billion in Race to the Top money is at stake as 18 states and the District of Columbia vie for Round 2 grants.
August 10, 2010 - Education Week

Backers say the aid is crucial in preventing a wave of school job layoffs amid continued state fiscal problems.
August 10, 2010 - Education Week

The long-stalled measure would provide $10 billion to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs nationwide.
August 5, 2010 - Education Week

Teach for America, KIPP, and the Success for All Foundation are to get up to $50 million each in the federal program to spur educational innovation.
August 4, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

The president told members of the National Urban League that his signature education initiative holds promise for poor and minority students in low-performing schools.
July 29, 2010 - Education Week

Educators in a number of states are opting for "transformation" in deciding how to use their federal School Improvement Grant money.
July 29, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

The cash-strapped state scrambled to pass reform laws and raise its chances of winning a share of $3.4 billion in federal stimulus funds.
July 29, 2010 - Education Week

Applicants head to Washington next month to make their case for a share of the $3.4 billion in competitive-grant money under the ARRA.
July 27, 2010 - Education Week

If the grant program's extension makes it into the final spending bills for fiscal year 2011, advocates say, it could mean more states will take reform-minded steps to secure funding.
July 20, 2010 - Education Week

Only with information that connects resource use to outcome can states understand the levels and types of investment they will need to reach school improvement goals, write Karen Hawley Miles and Karen Baroody.
July 16, 2010 - Education Week

Even with the influx of federal dollars, districts' budgets were smaller last year than they were the school year before.
July 15, 2010 - Education Week

Some still await federal approval—and money—for plans to overhaul poorly performing schools starting this fall.
July 13, 2010 - Education Week

July 12, 2010 - Education Week

Nearly half the states have already adopted the English and math standards, with little opposition or public fanfare.
July 9, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

As the GOP seeks to retake Congress, some hopefuls take sharp aim at the Education Department and the stimulus.
July 7, 2010 | Updated: May 6, 2016 - Education Week

Congressional efforts to save teacher jobs, in part by cutting Race to the Top, have states and the administration pushing back.
July 2, 2010 - Education Week

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