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Beyond the Beltway: 21st Century Education

Interactive Map on How the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Will Create a 21st Century Education System

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Beyond the Beltway series: Overview: The Nationwide Allocation of $541 billion | Tax Cuts to Make Work Pay | Helping Those Most in Need | 21st Century Education | Protecting Vital Services | Energy & Infrastructure | Wrap Up: Local Recovery

The House and Senate versions of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act include spending provisions and tax cuts aimed at reviving our ailing economy. 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. The map below analyzes how much of this will go to people in each state.

This is part of a week-long series that examines the state-level implications of different aspects of the package; the series began with an overview map showing how $541 billion will be allocated to the states.

The methodology can be found here; you can access the supporting data here (xls), or download the house data and senate data as pdfs.

Beyond the Beltway series:

More information on our stimulus plan:

Column: Recovery Plan Offers Needed Change

Infographic: Four Reasons We Can’t Afford Not to Have One

Video: Designing a Stimulus that Will Get the Economy Moving Fast

To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:

Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education, poverty)
202.478.6331 or apreiss@americanprogress.org

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, health care, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or tcaiazza@americanprogress.org

Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues, Legal Progress, Half in Ten Education Fund)
202.478.5328 or ckiene@americanprogress.org

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Tanya Arditi (immigration, race and ethnicity)
202.741.6258 or tarditi@americanprogress.org

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or rrosen@americanprogress.org

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or ckiene@americanprogress.org