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In the president's budget proposal released Monday, the Department of Education would get a 7.5 percent increase in discretionary spending for 2011 under a plan the secretary of education describes as a "cradle to career agenda."
States will have to compete for the vast majority of the new dollars
This is a shift in the way federal education dollars have been allocated in the past.
"We are absolutely philosophically and strategically moving more money – a lot of money – into a competitive basis. And what we want to do is continue to build upon what we've learned through Race to the Top," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
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Haitian children who survived the earthquake are considered the most vulnerable. These organizations have specific relief operations to protect these children, meet their medical and nutritious needs and help them recover from the trauma of this disaster.
How you can help:
• Child Hope International — Caring for orphans
• Friends of the Orphans — Pediatric Care
• Jean R. Cadet Restavek Foundation — Helping children in servitude
• Kids Alive International — Sheltering orphans
• Meds & Food for Kids — Feeding malnourished children
• Mercy Corps — Comfort for Kids
• Save the Children — Child-Friendly Spaces
• UNICEF — Protecting children
• World Food Programme — Feeding orphans
• World Vision — Child-Friendly Spaces
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On Saturday, the administration reported that stimulus money funded nearly 600,000 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2009. The figure is based on responses from about 160,000 recipients of stimulus funds. Previously, the White House reported 640,329 jobs were created or saved through September 30.
This number was criticized because some recipients might have reported "saving" people who would not have been laid off. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, called the number "misleading and unreliable."
Fact Check: Are White House-reported figures on the number of jobs created under the stimulus plan unreliable?
Tonight we report on how children in Haiti are coping with the challenges they face in the wake of the January 12 earthquake that rocked the country. Who is caring for them and what is happening with the orphans?
A massive two-week food distribution effort aimed at reaching 2 million people has begun in Haiti's quake-ravaged capital.
AC360° Correspondent Joe Johns is on the ground in Haiti where he will be live with an update on the situation in the country. Do you have questions for him? Let us know.
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They have come from all over the world, speaking a multitude of languages and representing dozens of countries.
Diverse as the planet itself, they are all united by one mission: to save lives.
The number of relief workers in Haiti is now in the thousands and is expected to increase as Haiti continues to recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake. Relief workers have pulled survivors from the rubble, given them food and water, set up water purification plants and opened shelters.
They are also helping doctors and nurses by distributing medical supplies and equipment. The local government collapsed after the earthquake, so international aid groups took the lead in responding to the massive need.
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