The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized, the Huffington Post reports. While education stimulus funds largely saved or created jobs in public education, ongoing state budget deficits have slowed the implementation of reforms tied to federal stimulus money, according to a Wednesday report by the Center on Education Policy. Still, federal support blunted the recession's effects on K-12 education.

"Although many districts still had to eliminate teaching and other key staff positions, our research indicates that the situation would have been worse without the stimulus...

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