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U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $197,678,694 is now available for Indiana under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  To date, Indiana has received $1,701,723,978 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 12,000 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009, while also supporting programs that drive education reform.  

“With this application, Indiana provided us with basic information on what is working in their classrooms,” said Duncan.  “This data is a critical tool in helping us work together—with students, parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders and elected officials at every level—to improve education for Indiana’s students.”

The application required states to provide data that will lay the foundation for reform including:

How teachers and principals are evaluated and how this information is used to support, retain, promote or remove staff.

The extent to which the state has a Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems that includes all the necessary America COMPETES Act requirements and how it will implement a comprehensive system by 2011.

Whether the state provides student growth data on current students and the students taught in the previous year to, at a minimum, teachers of reading/language arts and mathematics in grades in which the state administers assessments in those subjects in a manner that is timely and informs instructional programs.

The number and identity of the schools that are Title I schools in improvement, corrective action or restructuring that are identified as persistently lowest-achieving schools. 

In addition to the more than $197 million announced, the Recovery Act has provided $1,504,045,284 in funding through 10 different programs to the state of Indiana. Prior to this announcement, Indiana had received:

$809,242,116 in State Fiscal Stabilization funds through their successful completion of part 1 of the application. The State Fiscal Stabilization Fund program is a new one-time appropriation of $53.6 billion distributed directly to states to:

Help stabilize state and local government budgets in order to minimize and avoid reductions in education and other essential public      services.

Help ensure that local educational agencies (LEAs) and public institutions of higher education (IHEs) have the resources to avert cuts and retain educational personnel and staff.

Help support the modernization, renovation, and repair of school and college facilities.

Help advance reforms, from early learning through post-secondary education, to benefit students and families.

$168,676,901 in Title I funds. The Recovery Act provides $10 billion in additional Title I, Part A funds to state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to support schools that have high concentrations of students from families that live in poverty in order to help improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet state academic achievement standards.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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