Washington corner: Stimulating evidence-based reform

The $100 billion in economic stimulus for education offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for schools to afford to adopt proven reform models. Lauren Gibbs explores the possibilities

THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT that was approved in February 2009, commonly known as the economic stimulus package, creates a once-in-a-lifetime infusion of cash to schools. An eye-popping $100 billion dollars will be targeted to education, nearly twice the U.S. Department of Education’s entire annual budget.

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May 2009