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Education Department: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Overview of the Recovery Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need. Show less

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort... Show more

The Department and many of its grantees have a variety of items that may be useful as states and districts identify how to best spend Recovery Act funds disclaimer.

  • Effective Use of Data
    Information to help identify ways to improve student learning, teacher performance, and college and career-readiness through enhanced data systems that track progress.

  • Improving Teacher Quality
    Information to help make improvements in teacher effectiveness and ensure that all schools have highly qualified teachers

  • Turning Around Low-Performing Schools
    Information to support improvements in achievement in low-performing schools through intensive support and effective interventions in those schools

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Last Modified: 11/09/2009