On May 11, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a conversation on the billions of dollars of economic stimulus aid being delivered to states and school districts under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. He discussed how the stimulus funds can advance the president’s goals for education reform.
Brown Center Director and Senior Fellow Grover (Russ) Whitehurst provided introductory remarks. A panel discussion on implementing the stimulus package followed, moderated by Whitehurst and featuring Marshall (Mike) Smith, senior advisor to Secretary Duncan; Brookings Senior Fellows Alan Berube and Isabel Sawhill; and Michael Casserly of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
Marshall (Mike) S. Smith is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and previously served as the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
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