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Stimulus saved, created 1,400 Neb. ed jobs PDF Print E-mail

OMAHA (AP)—Education officials say federal stimulus funds have helped create or save more than 1,400 jobs at public schools in Nebraska.
The estimate comes from a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education. Nebraska education officials say money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has gone to programs for low-income students and to help homeless students. It has also gone to hire and retain teachers.
Among those jobs were 10 created in the Bellevue school district. In Scottsbluff, 18 teaching positions were saved, and more than 30 jobs were saved or created in the Omaha Public Schools district.
The U.S. Education Department allocated $100 billion in stimulus money to address state budget shortfalls. Nebraska’s portion is nearly $234 million.