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State Department of Education Presents to CEA on ARRA

State Department of Education officials present to CEA.  From left to right are Associate Commissioner Marion Martinez, Commissioner Mark McQuillan, Special Education Chief Anne Louise Thompson, and Chief of Curriculum & Instruction Barbara Westwater.

State Department of Education officials present to CEA. From left to right are Associate Commissioner Marion Martinez, Commissioner Mark McQuillan, Special Education Chief Anne Louise Thompson, and Chief of Curriculum & Instruction Barbara Westwater.

State education officials are seeking guidance and getting answers from the U.S. Department of Education about how to use new federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  They shared what they have learned with CEA staff at CEA headquarters yesterday.

Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan and his staff say they believe it’s a good idea for CEA staff to sit down with local school administrators to develop ways to maximize the new federal money, including identifying ways to save teachers’ jobs.  Read more and listen to excerpts of the presentation.

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