There are many stories from across the country about how school systems are putting the money they're getting from the federal economic stimulus package to use.
The Indianapolis Star says "hundreds of jobs have been saved" at schools in the Hoosier state. From South Carolina, the Aiken Standard reports that the school system in its city "has used federal stimulus funds directed at low-income schools and special education programs to create 41 reading intervention specialist positions." In Grand Junction, Colo., says The Daily Sentinel, "an $80,000 grant provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help local middle schools and high schools provide additional services for homeless students.
But as NPR's Claudio Sanchez reported on Morning Edition, much of the federal money intended for schools "is still sitting in state coffers -- despite long lists of unmet needs in many school districts." Here's his report:
Schools Glad To Have Stimulus Cash, But Delays & Rules Frustrate