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Education Stimulus: Gauging the Impact of a Federal Windfall

Join Hechinger Institute Director Richard Lee Colvin and Education Week Assistant Editor Michele McNeil in a live chat about the impact of the 2009 economic-stimulus package on education. They’ll draw on findings from reporters across the country about the responses of states and school districts to a one-time, $100 billion federal windfall.

Education Stimulus: Gauging the Impact of a Federal Windfall

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Eastern time
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Education Stimulus: Gauging the Impact of a Federal Windfall

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Eastern time

Two years ago this month, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—the economic-stimulus package—with its one-time federal investment of nearly $100 billion in education. As a result of this legislation, over 350,000 education-related jobs were saved, state governments devised ambitious plans to compete for $4 billion in “Race to the Top” grants, and the federal government put forth solutions to the problems faced by the nation’s weakest schools

But the long-term impact of the stimulus money is much more unclear, according to a nationwide review led by the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media and the Education Writers Association. Join Hechinger Institute Director Richard Lee Colvin and Education Week Assistant Editor Michele McNeil in a live chat as they discuss the project and what reporters from 36 news outlets in 27 states have discovered.

Guests:
Richard Lee Colvin, Director, Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Michele McNeil, Assistant Editor, Education Week.
Mark W. Bomster, Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week, will moderate this chat.

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