Tracking Stimulus Money For Education

March 24, 2009

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Students at Lowell School on Inauguration Day. Photo by Shandygirl.

Education funding makes up a significant part of the federal stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama last month. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said that preparing kids for college and making college more affordable is one of the key priorities for stimulus funding. We've been talking to folks to get a sense of how stimulus money will be used and tracked in key areas. Today, we're tackling education with Christopher Koch, the superintendent at the Illinois State Board of Education.