ARRA Funding

This short-term funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—which may be distributed through various funding streams (e.g., IDEA [Part B], Title I, Part A)—can be invested in a number of ways, including efforts to:

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  • Increase teacher effectiveness
  • Adopt rigorous college and career-ready standards
  • Establish data systems and use data for improvement
  • Turn around the lowest performing schools
  • Support students with disabilities in the context of schoolwide reforms
  • Ensure that strategies are data-driven and evidence-based
  • Increase the capacity and productivity of schools

(From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA Funds Provided Through Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA] to Drive School Reform and Improvement, http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/guidance/uses.doc)

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