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Council of the Great City Schools releases

Investing Wisely and Quickly”


May 2010


The Council of the Great City Schools, a Washington-based organization representing the needs of the nation’s urban public schools, has released a new report on uses of the federal funds provided to education by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


The Investing Wisely and Quickly report is based on surveys completed by forty (40) Great City School districts and includes city-by-city information on the uses of the federal stimulus funds for 2009-10. The full report is available here.


Listed below are links to postings on IDEA Money Watch state blogs with details of ARRA spending details from the Council report for the following big school districts:


Alaska: Anchorage

Arkansas: Little Rock

California: Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Colorado: Denver

Delaware: Christina

District of Columbia

Florida: Broward, Duval County, Hillsborough County, Miami-Dade County, Orange County

Georgia: Atlanta

Illinois: Chicago

Indiana: Indianapolis

Iowa: Des Moines

Louisiana: East Baton Rouge

Kentucky: Jefferson County

Maryland: Baltimore

Massachusetts: Boston

Michigan: Detroit

Minnesota: Minneapolis, St. Paul

Mississippi: Jackson

Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis

Nebraska: Omaha

Nevada: Clark County

New Jersey: Newark

New Mexico: Albuquerque,

New York: Buffalo, New York City, Rochester

North Carolina: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Guilford County,

Ohio: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City

Oregon: Portland

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

Rhode Island: Providence

South Carolina: Charleston County

Tennessee: Nashville

Texas: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston

Utah: Salt Lake City

Virginia: Norfolk, Richmond

Washington: Seattle

Wisconsin: Milwaukee