Dr. Jennifer House, President
Dr. Donna Craighead,
“In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity - it is a pre-requisite. The countries that out-teach us today will out-compete us tomorrow.”
- President Barack Obama,
…..Standard and ARRA Funding….
ARRA Education Funding $100+ Billion
The ARRA represents an historic infusion of funding into US K-12 and Higher Education. The Obama administration has set the following goals for the use of these funds:
Additional funds available through ARRA over next 2 years
Purpose: To provide supplemental education funding, especially in high- poverty areas, for locally designed programs that offer extra academic support to help raise the achievement of students at risk of educational failure or, in the case of schoolwide programs, to help all students in high-poverty schools meet challenging State academic standards.
Purpose: To support the State Education Agency’s statewide system of technical assistance and for local educational agencies with schools in need of improvement, corrective action or restructuring.
Purpose: To use new or existing technologies to improve academic achievement, acquisition of curricula that integrate technology into the curriculum, and use of technology to collect, manage, and analyze data to enhance teaching and school improvement.
FY 06 FY 07
Purpose: To ensure that children with disabilities, including children, aged three through five, have access to a free appropriate public education to meet each child's unique needs and prepare him or her for further education, employment, and independent living.
Purpose: To help stabilize state and local government budgets in order to minimize and avoid reductions in education and other essential public services.
Purpose: To reward states and provide incentives for States to develop and implement comprehensive reform strategies that are integrated across the four ARRA education reform areas and lead to improved student outcomes
Purpose: To provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement, in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth for high-need students, as well as to promote school readiness, close achievement gaps, e teacher and school leader effectiveness.
Purpose: To provide local educational agencies grants to support effective, sustainable, and coordinated strategies that will increase high school graduation rates, particularly in the “dropout factories” (and their feeder schools) that produce the great majority of high school dropouts.
1. Learn the nuisances of the ARRA funding source.
2. Find out “Who’s on First?”
3. Choose funding for which 1) you believe you can qualify and for which 2) your proposal concepts align to the funding priorities.
5. Assemble the information!
7. DO NOT focus on Stimulus! Remember, ESEA still flows!