Thursday, May 7, 2009

Education stimulus


The US Department of Education announced the distribution of stimulus funds to several different states recently. The link is only for Maine, but Utah, Oregon, Minnesota among others are included as well. Each state is getting different amounts; I don't know why, probably according to what they need to fill in the budget gaps until the next fiscal year which starts July 1st.

That is also the day California school districts will announce which pinkslipped staff will return for full-time jobs in the fall.

Can't say it's not good news. At least some people will be getting their jobs back. And if it isn't all, plus the newly preliminary credentialed teachers, well, that's to be expected. I just hope the schools use them to hire quality teachers rather than spend it on random software and textbooks which will sit in their boxes unused and untouched by teachers or students.

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