Thursday, May 28, 2009

How State Policymakers Can Use the Education Stimulus Funding to Support Long Term Goals

The New America Foundation's Education Policy Program released an issue brief, "Building a Solid Foundation: How States and School Districts Can Use Federal Stimulus Funds to Support Proficiency by Third Grade" which recommends that states use the stimulus funds
not only to maintain educational services and jobs during the current economic
downturn but also to institute lasting reforms that will yield ongoing gains in
student learning and help fuel America's long-term economic growth. [The report]
shows one of the most important ways that states and districts can do this is by
investing stimulus funds in PreK-3rd reforms to ensure that all students
establish a solid foundation of math, literacy, and social/emotional skills by
the end of third grade.
For policies and stimulus funding guidance to improve early academic success.

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