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News,  February 24, 2009

National Center for Summer Learning on the Recovery and Reinvestment Act

"On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law. The $787 billion bill includes an unprecedented amount of funding for education, with significant opportunities for summer learning programs.

While none of the funds are explicitly targeted to summer learning programs, nearly all can potentially be used for summer programs. And while much of the funds will be used to prevent state budget cuts and prevent layoffs, additional funds are identified specifically to encourage reform and innovation in education and will likely be the primary federal vehicle for education policy until No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is reauthorized. As a result, ARRA provides a significant opportunity for summer learning advocates to make the case to school administrators and other decision makers that summer learning programs should be funded by a portion of the new stimulus funds.

For information on ARRA funding streams designated for education, click here.

The Center is leading efforts to provide tools for summer learning advocates, including talking points to make the case for summer with key stakeholders, and important information on how to access these funds for summer programs."

URL: http://www.summerlearning.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=233&Itemid=738
Referred by: Promising Practices in Afterschool
Posted by wrivenburgh on February 24, 2009 | News
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