The New York Times reports that Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a message to the nation's school officials last week saying, in effect: Heads up! We'll be sending you billions of dollars by month's end. Spend the money quickly but wisely. And keep receipts; we'll be asking. The message, which went out March 6 in documents eMailed to governors, state education commissioners, and thousands of school superintendents, provided the first broad guidelines for how the Education Department intends to channel $100 billion to the nation's 14,000 school districts over the next few months. The expenditure is part of the Obama...

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