Best bets for stimulus spending: Teacher training, technology, equity

With the recent announcement that Illinois will receive close to $3 billion in stimulus funds earmarked for education, the debate over how best to use that money has reached a fever pitch. As a leader in advancing the teaching profession in Illinois since 1985, Golden Apple Foundation offers the following recommendations for getting the biggest bang for Illinois’ new education dollars: Enhancing professional development, more and better technology, level the playing field between rich and poor schools, more support after high school.