Realigning Resources for District Transformation

Using ARRA Funds to Advance a Strategic Education Reform Agenda

Center for American Progress and Education Resource Strategies, April 2009

School districts and states have begun to receive education funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA. In this paper, ERS provides concrete ideas for strategic spending in three key areas—taking stock of current practices, focusing on support for quality instruction, and making transitional investments—to give some guidance to those districts seeking to balance the act’s short-term focus on preserving jobs with its long-term goals of promoting student achievement.

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