The nearly $100 billion for education in the federal stimulus package is helping school districts staunch the bleeding as the recession gashes their operating budgets. But though state and school district leaders from coast to coast say they're grateful for the additional money, many say it isn't nearly enough to meet their needs.

In Los Angeles, 2,500 of the city's teachers and support staff are slated to lose their jobs--even after an infusion of stimulus money has helped save thousands more. In South Carolina, state education officials figure the stimulus will save only 700 of the estimated 2,600 school positions expected...

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