Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Stricter Standards in Store for Education Funding?

The New York Times reports that the Obama administration may be rewriting the No Child Left Behind law to incorporate stricter standards. Signs of this, the Times claims, are evidenced by "assurances" governors must sign in order to receive funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [see Section 14005 (d) of the ARRA].

What does U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have to say about the $44 billion available for education reform through the ARRA? View his April 3 webcast on the Department of Education's website. You can also find some guidelines for distribution and use of funds on the fact sheet of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, which is part of ARRA.

For further information, see our guide to Education.

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