Economic Stimulus

The Hechinger Report and the Education Writers Association partnered with more than 30 newspapers nationwide to take a look at how the stimulus money was spent. See all our Special Reports

School spending per student drops for a third year in a row

Towns and cities spent more on schools during 2012-13, but federal poverty and special education funds dropped

Impact of education stimulus far from certain

In the two years since Congress made the federal government’s largest one-time investment in public schools, change has rippled through classrooms from coast to coast. Tennessee and Delaware have revamped…

How many jobs did the education stimulus save?

The economic-stimulus package that Congress passed two years ago preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation’s public schools but, with the economy still sputtering, the future of many…

Is the stimulus really “No Consultant Left Behind”?

The flood of federal stimulus money into the nation’s public schools has dramatically increased the demand for education consultants, leaving some stimulus recipients struggling to find seasoned advisors and others…

Investing stimulus money in innovation

For the long-troubled public school system of New Orleans, the 2005 hurricane that broke the levees and displaced thousands of students also cleared the way for a nonprofit with the…