HR 1586, the Educator jobs bill has passed. Yesterday the House passed the Senate’s amendments and now the bill will go to President Obama for signature. This will bring $26 million in aid to states to re-hire and/or retain educators and other government workers, including school librarians. However, to offset this spending, some money was rescinded from other programs, including the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). All of Maryland’s representatives voted for the bill, except Bartlett.
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