A Midterm Report

As the first year of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ends and the second year begins, Education Week takes a close look at the impact education stimulus dollars have had and sheds light on what the next year will bring.


Race to the Top: Joanne Weiss & Running the Race
Race to the Top Director, Joanne Weiss, believes that win or lose, what really matters in this competition is how states play the game. This video is part of a Learning Matters series covering the Race to the Top. Watch all related videos and listen to more podcasts here. Cat McGrath. Edited by: Edwin Clavijo.

The long-term impact of the huge influx of federal education funding remains uncertain as the flow of $100 billion in aid continues.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

States and school districts are tapping into several pots of federal economic-stimulus money to rev up their educational technology.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

Both for-profit and nonprofit organizations are being tapped to play roles as the federal money opens new business opportunities.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

Advocates worry that districts’ choices to use the money to fill budget gaps and avoid layoffs may come back to haunt them later.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

The legislation emphasizes on-the-job performance as a gauge of teacher quality more than such criteria as formal credentials.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

The infusion of federal stimulus money is intended to supercharge efforts to overhaul the worst-performing Title I schools.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

Schools around Las Vegas made quick use of federal stimulus funding as Nevada copes with high unemployment and other problems.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

The extra funds offer Arkansas a chance for lasting investments, while officials remain aware that caution is the watchword in spending.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

States and school districts are already mapping strategies to maintain their momentum after the federal stimulus aid stops flowing.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

The Education Department is expected to keep championing many policies it has prodded states to adopt in the grant competition.
February 5, 2010 - Education Week

Coverage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is supported in part by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, at www.hewlett.org, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, at www.mott.org.

Archived Chat

Education Stimulus: Gauging the Impact of a Federal Windfall
Read a transcript of the discussion between Hechinger Institute Director Richard Lee Colvin and Education Week Assistant Editor Michele McNeil on the impact of the 2009 economic-stimulus package on education.

Archived Webinar

Is the Stimulus Meeting Its K-12 Goals?
Join experts Maura Policelli, Jack Jennings, and staff writer Alyson Klein for an in-depth discussion of what the stimulus money is accomplishing.

Archived Chat

An in-depth discussion on how the stimulus funding has affected education so far, and what challenges lie ahead as the federal money begins to run out.

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For additional copies of Schools and the Stimulus: A Midterm Report on an Unprecedented Federal Commitment you can order the full-size printed report or download a PDF version for $3.00.




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