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Sep 14, 2010 12:53 PM by Melissa Canone

LA Will Get $147 Million in Federal Funds to Aid Teachers and Other Educators

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
says Louisiana will get $147 million in federal funds to aid
teachers and other educators.
Duncan said Monday that the funds stem from a $26 billion
federal bill that backers called a state stimulus measure.
The legislation includes a $10 billion education fund to support
jobs in the current school year.
The Advocate reports the aid has to be used to pay the salaries
and benefits of teachers, school administrators and other essential
staff.
Education leaders said last month that the state might not be
eligible for the aid but announced last week that Louisiana would
qualify.

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