Building a Solid Foundation: How States and School Districts Can Use Federal Stimulus Funds to Support Proficiency by Third Grade

Building a Solid Foundation: How States and School Districts Can Use Federal Stimulus Funds to Support Proficiency by Third Grade

States have begun to receive the initial installments of the billions in economic stimulus funding that will be made available for education. To help ensure that the funds aren't wasted, the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation has published an issue brief explaining how states and school districts can best utilize stimulus funds to institute lasting reforms in their public education systems. The brief, Building a Solid Foundation: How States and School Districts Can Use Federal Stimulus Funds to Support Proficiency by Third Grade, argues that states and school districts should prioritize the allocation of stimulus funds to reforms targeting students in pre-K through the third grade, with a focus on building a solid foundation in math, literacy, and social/emotional skills.