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A Guide to Workforce Development Resources in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

The goal of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is to create or preserve as many as 4 million jobs across a range of industries and sectors, including health care, construction, energy efficiency, and clean energy. Many of these emerging job opportunities are expected to demand some form of post-secondary education. In addition, incumbent and dislocated workers will also need to upgrade their skills to master new technologies and techniques.

A Guide to K-12 Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides over $100 billion for education spending, presenting a historic opportunity to create long-lasting results for students and our nation. Recently, the U.S. Department of Education has begun issuing guidance on the ARRA's State Fiscal Stabilization Fund ($48.6 billion), which are to be used for not only saving education-related jobs, but also for meeting a set of "assurances" that drive reform statewide.

U.S. Chamber Joins White House in Praising Progress in Education Reform

December 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement joining President Obama in applauding progress in education reform.
“Providing a high-quality education to every young American is vital to the strength of our nation’s economy. American businesses cannot compete in the global marketplace without students prepared to enter and succeed in a 21st century workforce.