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Edujobs: States Scramble To Find Uses For Funding

It's the teacher bailout that came to late, or wasn't needed, or might be needed next year.  More news about what states are going to do with edujobs money: After Layoffs, Yonkers Trims Curriculum NYT:  Amid a statewide fiscal crisis, Yonkers has laid off 90 teachers, which will force it to increase class sizes... Education jobs bill will mean $250 million for Virginia Hampton Roads:  Locally, layoffs have been rare, with nine teachers losing their jobs in Norfolk and two in Northampton County... Illinois to get $415M for education jobs AP:  In Elgin, the largest district outside of Chicago, 1,000 of 5,000 education jobs were cut last school year, Superintendent Jose Torres said. About 440 teachers can return because of the education jobs fund, he added... School districts: Money to be used next year The Item:  "Almost unanimously, (the districts) said they'd rather batten down hatches for this year, (and) they'd already made all the tough decisions for this year," Rex said... Colorado Edujobs status still uncertain EdNewsCO:  ENC cross-referenced information about staff reductions from the project’s two reports and came up with a total of 1,825 jobs affected by budget cuts... Federal funds to help save NM schools from cut AP:  "In light of this unexpected federal funding for teachers, it makes no sense to force school districts to cut budgets now and disrupt the upcoming school year," Richardson said in a news release.


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