Volume 8, Issue 13

May 26, 2009

Hot Topics

We Want to Hear Your Ideas!!

NIEER invites those with ideas and experience in making use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to share their thoughts at NIEER's newly launched Idea Factory forum. Knowing how others in the field are approaching ARRA can be a big help in formulating your strategy. Success stories are important since one success often breeds another.

With funding now allocated among the states, the push is on to develop plans for accessing the money. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and State Education Agencies (SEAs) have access to a number of funding streams to further efforts that include professional development, quality improvement, program expansion and infrastructure development, just to name a few. A number of resources have been developed that offer guidance on the various pots of funding contained in ARRA, what the stipulations are, and ways to go about qualifying for funds.

There are many potential ways to use the funding to improve prekindergarten programs. Tell us how you will be using them at our IDEA FACTORY.