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Stimulus Plan to Include $150 Billion for Schools

The House of Representatives is expected to pass President Obama’s $825 billion economic stimulus package, a good portion of which will go to education, the New York Times reports:

The economic stimulus plan that Congress has scheduled for a vote on Wednesday would shower the nation’s school districts, child care centers and university campuses with $150 billion in new federal spending, a vast two-year investment that would more than double the Department of Education’s current budget.

And on Jan. 25, the Times reported that New York City could receive at least $1.6 billion in federal education aid.

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