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Spotlight on the Stimulus

This Spotlight bbrings together the latest information and analysis on the federal economic-stimulus package.

Spotlight on School Improvement

This Spotlight explores the logistical and practical impact of U.S. Department of Education’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) program on improving underperforming schools across the country.

On-Demand Webinar

The Economic Stimulus and K-12 Education—Where Did It Hit the Mark and Where Did It Fall Short?
Two representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and a district schools superintendent examined the impact of the law in this webinar.

Chat Transcript

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

Commentaries

A Letter to My President—The One I Voted for...

February 1, 2011 It's poverty that sentences many children to lackluster educations, not their struggling schools, but the Race to the Top does not reflect that bitter reality, teacher Paul Karrer writes.

An Open Message to President Barack Obama

February 1, 2011 Daniel Tanner has a laundry list of complaints against the administration's education policies and it begins with Race to the Top.

Learning From Scale-Up Initiatives

November 17, 2010 The White House's Investing in Innovation Fund provides us with an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of children, Robert C. Granger writes.

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More than $50 billion in aid to recession-strapped states helped shape how they used and collected education data, though some struggled to comply with the strings attached.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
School systems wrestle with how to best deploy their resources and staff as funding comes inching back.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
Six other federal grant programs, like i3, are tying the size of their grants to the level of research evidence.
October 27, 2011 - Education Week
More than $2 billion in stimulus education money was still left, at least on paper, as the Sept. 30 spending deadline passed.
October 18, 2011 - Education Week
Ambitious student-achievement targets turn up the heat, as winners of the $4 billion federal grant effort push to deliver.
September 28, 2011 - Education Week
Analysts and educators take a hard look at President Obama's plan to spend $60 billion to secure education jobs and infrastructure.
September 19, 2011 - Education Week
Winners in the $650 million federal innovation contest showed evidence of past success, an independent report says, but the list includes plenty of the "usual suspects."
July 25, 2011 - Education Week
Student-created, teacher-guided learning experiences can take place beyond the traditional classroom setting.
July 12, 2011 - Education Week
Federal funding to help states avoid layoffs helped shore up special education, but the money is coming to an end.
June 27, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
As one condition of sharing in more than $40 billion from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, states agreed to improve their educational data systems. This interactive shows how each state used that money.
May 24, 2011 - Education Week

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.

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