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U.S. Department of Education::Implementing the Recovery Act

USED's Guidance regarding use of the education Recovery Act funds: 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C

Guidance:: Using ARRA Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement (MS Word) (Apr 24, 2009)

Guidance:: Implementing RTI Using Title I, Title III and CEIS Funds (Sep 4, 2009)(PDF) (46 pgs)

Table (last updated 04/02/2009) showing the Initial Release of Recovery Act Funds, by State PDF [14KB] and MS Excel [44KB]

Table (last updated 04/15/2009) showing the distribution of FY08, Recovery Act and FY09 funds to each state by program

MONITORING:: OSEP Memorandum on ARRA monitoring activities Dec 6, 2010 (PDF, 2 pgs)
 - Additional information on OSEP Monitoring activities

U.S. Department of Education:: Education Jobs Fund program (Ed Jobs)
The Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs) program was an additional Federal program that provided $10 billion in assistance to States to save or create education jobs for the 2010-2011 school year. It was not part of the Recovery Act.

Government Accountability Office::Following the Money

GAO's bimonthly reviews examine how Recovery Act funds are being spent and whether they are achieving the act's goals. Reviews focus on 16 states and the District of Columbia, which contain about 65 percent of the U.S. population and are also estimated to receive about two-thirds of the intergovernmental grants funds available through the Recovery Act. The official oversight of the Recovery Act funds.

Learning Point Associates:: Education Recovery and Reinvestment Act Center

Extensive federal information on the Education funds provided in the Recovery Act from Learning Point Associates, a federally funded center.

Council for Exceptional Children:: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act information

Extensive information on IDEA ARRA funds, FAQs, fund distribution charts, etc. from the Council for Exceptional Children.

State and Local Information

Education Writers Association:: Edmoney.org

Provides information on ARRA education funds available and spent by state and local school district.

Learning Point Associates:: Education Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Info Center

Extensive state level information on the Education funds provided in the Recovery Act from Learning Point Associates, a federally funded center.

 
 

Blog Bytes

IDEA Money Watch Blog :: The Balance Sheet

> Analysis of LEAs identified with significant disproportionality in 2012-2013
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Join in "Raise the Caps" Day of Action Sept. 10, 2015
> Bill to Change Local MOE Rules Introduced in House

> LEA MOE Reductions, Determinations and CEIS data for 2011-2012
> Understanding Full Funding of IDEA
> President's Budget Provides Less than 1% boost for IDEA

> Budget Deal brings IDEA increase
> Advocate/Activist's Call to Action
> New Report on Impact of Sequestration
> US Dept. of Ed proposes new regulations for LEA MOE
> State-by-state IDEA funding cuts under Sequestration
> US Dept. of Ed retracts MOE guidance challenged by IDEA Money Watch!
> Senate gives IDEA funding a boost
> Obama ignores special ed, again!
> Can You Say "Sequestration?"
> Comments to National Council on Disability
> Money Doesn't Trump Blame Game
> Deal or No Deal: ED's new info on LEA MOE provisions
> IDEA Money Watch responds to AEI report on Special Education Spending

> Meet the ARRA Albatross
> Funding Cliff Comes to New Hanover

LEA reductions in MOE
> State by state data available here
> 100 Largest School District info here

State MOE Waiver Requests ::
AL, IA (FY10), IA (FY11) KS, NJ, OR, SC, WV

Tutorial :: Understanding the Impact of IDEA Federal Funds and ARRA Funds over Time

Video :: The Business of Special Education

MOE Basics ::  Essential info on IDEA Maintenance of Effort

WI: Milwaukee Schools announced big cuts for 2012

NC: New Hanover district plans big cuts to special education

NY: State shifts special ed costs to districts

TX: Districts cut sped in spite of stimulus

KS may forfeit federal funds due to budget reduction

AZ's Gilbert SD announces cuts

FL district announces layoffs

GA district cuts teachers and paras

HI cuts special ed jobs for 09-10

IA district to eliminate special ed jobs 

IN districts announce special education cuts

IL's Chicago needs more Stimulus Oversight

KY district hands out "Wish Lists" Grants

OH districts buy technology with ARRA

CO BOCES uses IDEA ARRA Funds to pay for mismanagement

UT district buys computers that sit in boxes

MO district uses IDEA Funds Unwisely

VA district uses IDEA Funds for Co-Teaching PD

KPS4Parents, Inc. gives IDEA Money Watch 2 thumbs up!

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IL, MI and MO announce LEA Rating Changes