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Opportunities in School Improvement Grants detailed

Broad based opportunities are unfolding from the U.S. federal stimulus program School Improvement Grants, which is placing a heavy focus on professional development for the 5,000 lowest performing schools across the nation and allocating an additional $3 billion.
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Broad based opportunities are unfolding from the U.S. federal stimulus program School Improvement Grants, which is placing a heavy focus on professional development for the 5,000 lowest performing schools across the nation and allocating an additional $3 billion. Market research firm Simba Information finds in its latest report, "PreK-12 School Improvement Opportunities 2011," that PreK-12 publishers and providers of instructional materials, software and services are adapting their business models and are teaming up with program implementation partners.

The report is a market briefing on the opportunities available to providers of educational materials, tools and services through the School Improvement Grant program. Included are case studies. The report is available at:
http://www.simbainformation.com/redirect.asp?progid=81691&productid=6059265

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Opportunities in School Improvement Grants detailed

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The Center for American Progress has a nifty interactive maps that breaks down how much money goes where when it come to 21st Century education funds.Here's a snippet:"The bill contains nine measures aimed at creating or saving education jobs in the short run while equipping the United States' education system for the competitive challenges of the 21st century. These measures total $68.2 billion and include grants for programs that serve individuals with disabilities and for schools serving high concentrations of students from low-income families; grants for repairing and modernizing schools and colleges; money for the Head Start program and child care; and Pell Grants to reduce the cost of college."Check out the map here: Center for Amercian Progress