The following comes from Dr. Mike Laird (a friend of the site), by way of the U.S. Department of Education:
Stimulus monies are to be used to support the following Key Education Reforms:
- Raising standards through college and career ready standards and high quality assessments that are reliable for all students, including English language learners and students with disabilities;
- Increasing transparency by establishing better data systems tracking student progress over time;
- Improving teacher effectiveness and ensuring equitable supply and distribution of qualified teachers
- Supporting effective intervention strategies for lowest performing schools.
Thanks Dr. Laird.Your turn…