Just received this update from US DOE about the $322 million in education funding that could help save 5,700 education jobs in Georgia. We apparently wasted no time in getting our application into Washington to get the money flowing:
GEORGIA TO RECEIVE $322.3 MILLION TO SUPPORT EDUCATION JOBS
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Georgia will receive $322.3 million to support education jobs.
“There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door. I commend Georgia for being one of the first states to submit their application and thank our team at the Department for making funds available within a matter of days,” said Duncan. “These education dollars will help Georgia keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year.”
The $10 billion education fund will support education jobs in the 2010-11 school year and be distributed to states by a formula based on population figures. States can distribute their