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Jobs money flowing, but not smoothly

from Education Week

Federal money from the $10 billion Education Jobs Fund is headed to state coffers—but not without what appear to be some initial implementation wrinkles and controversies. Charter school advocates, for example, have voiced dismay that some charters may have a tough time tapping into the fund passed by Congress this summer and meant to help prevent the layoff of teachers and other education workers. Texas, meanwhile, had its application for $830 million in school jobs money rejected by the U.S. Department of Education — potentially slowing down disbursement of the money — after state officials balked at a provision in the federal law that requires Texas to make additional assurances about how its schools will be funded for the next three years. more


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