American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
President Obama announced a limited time, one-time infusion of federal funds with the first principle of the funds to save and create jobs. Key requirements for applying for and utilizing these funds are (1)providing equitable, highly qualified teacher distribution; (2) improving collection and use of data; (3) enhance the quality of state standards and assessments; and (4) support for struggling schools.
Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has stated that the primary purposes of the funds allocated for education are to protect children, retain and/or create jobs, and for real reform for education.
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