These are tough times for schools and districts, and they will get tougher. Federal stimulus funds have created some breathing room, but unless districts use these funds to plan for and invest in fundamental changes to their underlying cost structures, they will have lost the historic opportunity that the stimulus offers. This report helps you determine how to make the most strategic use of your ARRA spending.
At Education Resource Strategies, we have been working along with district leaders to respond to this historic challenge. This work highlights the need for districts to proceed in four key ways to make the most of federal stimulus funds and the mandate to close achievement gaps: