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Wis. schools now have access to additional stimulus funds

MADISON (WKOW)-- Wisconsin students who need the help the most will be helped by additional federal funding.

Governor Jim Doyle and State Superintendent Tony Evers announced Wednesday that Wisconsin schools now have access funds that support educational services and parent outreach in schools with high poverty rates, special education, and early interventions to keep students on track in academics and behavior.

"The education we provide now will be a foundation of our state for decades to come," Governor Doyle said. "Schools across the state and the nation have had to stretch very tight budgets and this immediate investment will benefit students and teachers in classrooms this fall."

"There is no shortage of need for these services," Superintendent Evers said. "The funds will support student achievement, through early interventions, trainings for parents and teachers, and many other strategies. This is money that will make a difference."

Local funding allocations for IDEA, Part B, and Title I, Part A, are viewable at: http://dpi.wi.gov/recovery/xls/titleone-idea.xls

More information about the impact of the ARRA on Wisconsin schools and libraries can be found at: http://dpi.wi.gov/recovery

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