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-- The Oregon Department of Education has launched an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) website to provide Oregon school districts with up-to-date, Oregon-specific ARRA information.  The site, which will be updated almost daily, provides funding timelines and information for Oregon districts, as well as guidance about use of IDEA, Title and other ARRA funds.

-- Questions and answers from Bruce Hunter's free Economic Stimulus Webinar are available at the AASA website: questions & answers.

-- NASSP reports that the U.S. Department of Education released guidance on the Title I, IDEA, and State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) funding that was included in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.  Here is a summary of the guidance, but more detailed information can be found at this Recovery.Gov link. Please note that we are still waiting on further guidance related to the $3 billion allocated for school improvement grants, and the 40% provision for middle and high schools.

-- ODE's Rob Larson shares this report on Congressional intent and provisions in ARRA, with the best information to be found under the "P.L. 111-5 sections," he says.

-- The Oregon Department of Education has shared this nicely-organized summary of Oregon education funding and implementation information on the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

-- The U.S. Department of Education has created a specific ARRA web page, where information on the act will be posted as it becomes available.  Currently, it offers the press release, a more detailed fact sheet, and links to budget information, including state-by-state allocations for formula-based programs, as well as a brief "video statement" by Secretary Arne Duncan.

-- The Recovery.gov web site is now live.  The mission of this site is three-fold: education (explain the ARRA), transparency (show how, when, and where ARRA money is spent), and accountability (furnish data that will allow citizens to evaluate the act's progress and provide feedback).  There are already projections -- based on ARRA language -- of the effect on jobs state-by-state.

Questions or comments about ARRA or school funding in Oregon?  Post your question or comment below, and COSA staff will respond.

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