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Source: U.S. Department of Education - April 24, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education has published a new document entitled Using ARRA Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement (April 24, 2009), which is meant to provide guidance on the ways that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds may be used. It includes framing questions for decision making and examples of potential uses of ARRA funds to improve educational outcomes from early learning through high school. It is available online at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/guidance/uses.doc.
To access additional guidance documents on the ARRA issued by the U.S. Department of Education go to http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html
Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences - April 27, 2009
The Institute of Education Sciences is hosting a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities at the National Center for Special Education Research and the National Center for Education Research. For more information about the upcoming webinars go to http://ies.ed.gov/funding/webinars/
Source: Society for Research in Child Development - Retrieved May 1, 2009
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) has published its latest issue of the Social Policy Report, which includes a paper entitled Early Educational Opportunities for Children of Hispanic Origins (2009), by Eugene Garcia and Bryant Jensen. The authors discuss the importance of addressing the early educational needs of young Hispanic children and review a large body of literature suggesting that early interventions can improve educational outcomes for these children. Recommendations about establishing and strengthening dual language programs are included. The paper can be accessed online at http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=232&Itemid=1
Source: Project Forum - Retrieved May 1, 2009
The following new resources from Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) are available online at http://www.projectforum.org/index.cfm under "What's New!"