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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Public Schools

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: March 19, 2009

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the economic stimulus package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This law provides an unprecedented amount of federal funding for education. This summary describes the key components of the ARRA and discusses some of the implementation issues that are not yet decided.

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