Country's poorest students would benefit from stimulus money:

02/4/2009 | Christian Science Monitor, The

A pending federal economic-stimulus bill, which contains $140 billion for the country's schools, includes $13 billion through 2010 for students living in poverty -- students who often suffer the most from school budget cuts being considered nationwide. "Poor and minority kids get hit first and hardest in state budget cuts," said Amy Wilkins, vice president for government affairs at The Education Trust. "This federal money could help a lot and could allow schools to continue the momentum they are just now beginning to build up on gap-closing."

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