Thursday, February 18, 2010

What You May Have Missed on the Recovery Act, on the Internet and in Your Schools

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What You May Have Missed on the Recovery Act, on the Internet and in Your Schools
Posted by Jesse Lee on February 17, 2010 at 06:03 PM EST
There's been a lot of commentrary today about the Recovery Act that you might have missed. Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, writes on her new blog about the employment effects and investments in the clean energy economy, complete with the usual illustrative charts. If you haven't subscribed to the White House email list, you may have missed the email this morning form Vice President Biden -- subscribe now so you don't miss the next one. And agencies across government are taking stock of where they are and how they are contributing to recovery, and of course pushing ahead. Check out the video of construction worker Rhea Mayolo filmed by DOT and the new innovative transportation awards they announced today; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has an outstanding map of all their Recovery Act projects; and for an amazing in-depth look at one particular project, check out California's High Speed Rail Authority.

In the video below, the Department of Education brings home one of the most important benefits of the Recovery Act, one that most parents may never know it provided for their kids -- keeping their teachers, guidance counselors, and other educators on the job.

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