Preliminary data suggest that at least 250,000 education jobs across the country have been saved or created thanks to the Recovery Act, according to a report this week from the Domestic Policy Council.
Secretary Duncan noted that these initial data from states indicate that “…many districts are using stimulus dollars in ways that will move us beyond the status quo. There is a lot more work to be done, but we applaud those districts that have successfully used stimulus funding to stave off catastrophic layoffs and invest in critical reforms.”
One of those school districts is St. Louis Public Schools. The district used Recovery Act funds to address key needs, including the saving of 85 teaching facilitator jobs. This video tells the story of three of those teaching facilitators.
Click here for an accessible version of the video.
For more information about preliminary data on Recovery Act education spending, please see the press release about the DPC report, or the full report itself — “Educational Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”