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EWA​, the professional organization dedicated to ​strengthening the community of education ​writers and improving the ​quality of education coverage ​to better inform the public, hosts ​a weekly podcast featuring lively interviews with journalists.

May 18, 2009

The Ed Department released the first installment of education's $98 billion under the Stimulus in early April and the questions have started. Can states or counties cut back their own spending on education to patch a hole in the budget or avoid a tax increase? With a chunk of the funds allocated for existing programs, how will the Department or reporters know if funds are used for teacher effectiveness, work readiness and college completion, improving data systems and shoring up low-performing schools? Scott Palmer of the EducationCounsel, Michael Casserly of the Council of Great City Schools and Amy Wilkins of Education Trust, assess where funds will end up. USA Today's Greg Toppo moderates the forum.