Tighe: Recovery Education Funds Help 'Hard-pressed' School Districts

Nov 15, 2012, 07:00 ET from Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recovery Board Chair Kathleen S. Tighe, in a blog posted Wednesday on Recovery.gov, said education stimulus funding "provided critical help to hard-pressed school districts."

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Tighe, also the Inspector General of the Department of Education, reviewed a report done by auditors in her IG office. The report covered about $4.4 billion in stimulus funds awarded to 22 different school districts under education grant programs.  

"As the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education, which provided the funding, I wanted some answers," Tighe wrote. "How much did that infusion of funds help beleaguered schools? Were many more jobs created, including teaching positions?"

Visit Tighe's blog to see how school districts in 21 states and the District of Columbia used Recovery funds.

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Edward Pound  
Director of Communications
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

Amanda Henderson
Communications Specialist               
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

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