A Guide to Past Posts

 

A Guide to Past Posts

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 - 6:15
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 13:28
This final entry for the "Implementation of the Recovery Act" blog provides an index for the full 10 months of coverage.

To help our readers refer back to past posts on the Implementation of the Recovery Act blog, we've put together the following index of blog entries that ran between March 4, 2010 (the first post) and December 23, 2010 (the last post). As in the past, we've divided the topics into two groups -- those relating directly to the Recovery Act and those pertaining to government in general. At the end, you'll find links to our Stimulus Watcher's Reading lists, a feature  that provided short summaries of interesting articles and commentary about the Recovery Act.

RECOVERY ACT TOPICS

Broadband

A Broadband Monsoon, August 17, 2010

Broadband: Should Cities Get a Greater Portion of Recovery Act Dollars?, May 25, 2010

The long view April 8, 2010

Build America Bonds

Build America Bonds: "That's a lot of impact", December 13, 2010

A billion here, a billion there March 12, 2010

Cash for Clunkers

Cash for Clunkers: Measuring Performance May 5, 2010

Cash for Clunkers: Digging Deeper April 15, 2010

Child Care

Tackling  Child Care Waiting LIsts, May 18, 2010

Education

Education, Data and the Communications War, October 7, 2010

This is NOT about Race to the Top, September 16, 2010

Blog Authors Argue Over New Jersey's Troubles, August 30, 2010

Race to the Top: The Winners' Circle, August 25, 2010

Breaking News: Race to the Top Finalists, July 27, 2010

The Half Billion Dollar Debate, July 27, 2010

"It's Strange Isn't it?" An Interview about Special Education and the Stimulus, July 20, 2010

Race to the Top: Another Point of View, July 6, 2010

Race to the Top: How Did Delaware Do It?, July 1,2010

Closing the Achievement Gap in Minnesota, June 15, 2010

What Happens When You Win Race to the Top? (Delaware), June 4, 2010

Race to the Top by the Numbers, June 2, 2010

Education Data: A Conversation with Aimee Guidera, May 27, 2010

A Vermont Alternative, May 26, 2010

Rural Race to the Top, May 24, 2010

ARRA Meets the Frontier May 12, 2010

Leaving Cash on the Table… May 4, 2010

Heading Over the Funding Cliff? April 21, 2010

Judging the judges April 5, 2010

Update: Hawaii Education March 31, 2010

Hawaii: A very slow race to the top? March 30, 2010

Race to the Top Chatter, March 30, 2010

Race To the Top Finalists and a Clear Crystal Ball March 29, 2010

Race to the Top . . . Even Without the Cash March 19, 2010

Race to the Top: A New Beginning? March 4, 2010

Energy

Peachy and Not in Georgia, November 4, 2010

Go Buckeyes, October 27, 2010

It can be easy being green, October 20, 2010

Green Buildings: California's Pokey Projects Get Moving, October 14, 2010

Avoiding the "Fire . . . Ready . . . Aim" Syndrome, September 29, 2010

A Lot More Green, But Not Enough Jobs, August 5, 2010

A DOE in the Headlights, August 3, 2010

A Hawkeye on Energy Savings, (Iowa), July 14, 2010

Kentucky's Green Bank, June 10, 2010

Long-term thinking in New Mexico April 23, 2010

A new report on measuring energy savings April 7, 2010

Environment

Enough Carping! September 21, 2010

Apres le Stimulus le Deluge? (Rhode Island), August 23, 2010

Head Start

Head Start: Looking for Better Data, June 8, 2010

Health Care

Stimulating Health Costs?, June 1, 2010

Health IT

"Children are not Little Adults", July 29, 2010

Good News for Electronic Health Records, July 15, 2010

Thinking about the Unintended Consequences of Health Care IT, June 29, 2010

Challenges to Implementing Electronic Health Records, June 21, 2010

Experience Can Be a Good Teacher, (Vermont), June, 14, 2010

Designing A Health Information Exchange in Virginia, June 9, 2010

One Step Forward, May 20, 2010

Health IT: Puzzling Out the Meaning Behind “Meaningful Use” May 17, 2010

The Health IT Challenge April 21, 2010

Housing

Last minute shopping, November 18, 2010

Spend it or lose it, November 9, 2010

Low-Income Housing: Tackling the Job Count, September 27, 2010

Wait and Hurry Up, (Clayton County, Georgia) July 19, 2010

Jobs

A stimulus "life saver", November 3, 2010

No good deed goes unstifled, October 27, 2010

A built-in employee pool, October 26, 2010

Did Los Angeles spend $2 million per job? October 12, 2010

How Can Zero Plus Zero Plus Zero Equal Hundreds?, August 11, 2010

A Lot More Green, But Not Enough Jobs, August 5, 2010

Tracking Training, June 7, 2010

Jobs vs. Productivity, May 20, 2010

Summer Jobs Program Hampered by Inconsistent Measures, May 18, 210

Pick a Number May 3, 2010

Where are Maryland’s Green Collar Jobs? May 3, 2010

A Stark Difference April 16, 2010

Youth shall be served. . . March 22, 2010

Research & Development

Using the Stimulus to Innovate March 29, 2010

Smart Grid

Smart Grids Made Smarter, September 13, 2010

Smart Grids and the Stimulus May 13, 2010

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (food stamps)

The cloud inside the silver lining April 19, 2010

A billion here, a billion there March 12, 2010

Transportation

Transportation: The Challenge of Showing Progress, September 22, 2010

You Really Have to Draw a Line Someplace, (West Virginia), June 30, 2010

High Speed Rail: More Questions than Answers, June 22, 2010

Jobs vs. Productivity, May 20, 2010

“Shovel Ready or Not?” April 29, 2010

Is Faster Better? April 13, 2010

How much does it cost? March 18, 2010

Water

It can be easy being green, October 20, 2010

Flush with Stimulus Dollars? (Pennsylvania), July 7, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere, June 3, 2010

The GAO Marches On, May 28, 2010

Weatherization

Weatherization: It never stops raining, November 17, 2010

Weatherization Tension, July 21, 2010

Things actually could be finer…in Carolina May 11, 2010

Speeding up Weatherization: Michigan’s Solution April 14, 2010

Why weatherization dollars have been delayed April 7, 2010

Conflicting goals, weatherization and a little about soccer April 6, 2010

Reading list March 25, 2010

Wanna see a Governor get results? Keep reading March 24, 2010

Websites (states)

Alabama: A Step in the Right Direction, October 5, 2010

Accountability: "It can't be looking over someone's shoulder", (Pennsylvania), August 26, 2010

More than Just Jobs in Connecticut, August 12, 2010

Pennsylvania: A Window on Stimulus Spending, August 10, 2010

Light and Political Bushel Baskets, (Virginia), August 4, 2010

Trying to meet “a gold standard” April 5, 2010

Wisconsin: Better and better March 31, 2010

California’s take on Recovery.gov and the State’s New Stimulus Website March 23, 2010

“Before the phone starts ringing. . . .” March 23, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH: Beth Blauer, director of Maryland’s StateStat March 16, 2010

Ranking the websites — additional thoughts March 10, 2010

Ranking the stimulus websites March 9, 2010

Workforce Training

Tracking Training, June 7, 2010

Measures for Workforce Training . . . A Minnesota Audit’s Critique April 22, 2010

Unemployment

The Stimulus and Unemployment in Nevada, September 8, 2010

Unemployment Rates and Stimulus Dollars, August 18, 2010

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT TOPICS

Administration

Recovery Act Lessons: What we learned from the stimulus, December 20, 2010

Avoiding Stimulus Exhaustion, December 16, 2010

Interview with: Former leader of NC's ARRA effort (Part III), December 15, 2010

Interview with: Former leader of NC's ARRA effort (Part II), December 9, 2010

Interview with: Former lead of NC's ARRA effort, December 7, 2010

Can More Reporting Mean Less Work? November 29, 2010

Welcome to Stimulus-Land (gubernatorial transitions), November 23, 2010

Lessons Learned: Share and Share Alike, October 4, 2010

The "ARRA Displacement" Phenomenon, September 28, 2010

Lessons Learned: Adding while Subtracting, September 20, 2010

Lessons Learned: Manage Expectations Better, September 1, 2010

Lessons Learned: "With five goals you shouldn't focus on just one", August 18, 2010

How Can Zero Plus Zero Plus Zero Equal Hundreds?, August  11, 2010

Shhh! Recovery Act Data Keeps Improving, July 28, 2010

Of Fixtures and Fraud, July 13, 2010

If the Check is In the Mail, Has the Money Been Spent?, June 23, 2010

“It Takes Time to Coordinate” April 28, 2010

“It didn’t seem worth going through that headache. . . .” April 20, 2010

“Are you spending more time to report than to deal with programmatic responsibilities?” April 1, 2010

Contracting

Of Fixtures and Fraud, July 13, 2010

Data Quality

Education, Data and the Communication War, October 7, 2010

Shhh! Recovery Act Data Keeps Improving, July 28, 2010

Data, Data Everywhere, But Are there Brains to Think?, June 16, 2010

Closing the Achievement Gap in Minnesota, June 15, 2010

Head Start: Looking for Better Data, June 8, 2010

Education Data: A Conversation with Aimee Guidera, May 27, 2010

Economic Impact

A civilized followup April 8, 2010

A Civilized Debate April 2, 2010

Fraud

Fraud busters, November 30, 2010

Of Fixtures and Fraud, July 13, 2010

Fighting Fraud: Spreading New Techniques, July 12, 2010

Funding Cliff

What happens when the band aid falls off? October 18, 2010

Apres le Stimulus le Deluge? (Rhode Island), August 23, 2010

Heading Over the Funding Cliff? April 21, 2010

Historical Perspective

“The sheer depth of the crisis. . . .” Q&A with Paul Posner May 6, 2010

Media Coverage

Did Los Angeles spend $2 million per job? October 12, 2010

Fixing the Facts, September 9, 2010

If the Check is In the Mail, Has the Money Been Spent?, June 23, 2010

“You can’t do the math that way”April 12, 2010

Oversight

Can't measure up? Kill the measure? December 6, 2010

State Oversight Headaches, December 1, 2010

Interview with Earl Devaney, November 24, 2010

Last minute shopping, November 18, 2010

Stimulus Oversight: A Q&A With California's Laura Chick, October 21, 2010

A DOE in the Headlights, August 3, 2010

Fighting Fraud: Spreading New Techniques, July 12, 2010

Guidance from the Top, (Washington), June 24, 2010

Pinning Down Performance, June 17, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere, June 3, 2010

The GAO Marches On, May 28, 2010

Accurate or not? April 27, 2010

From the auditor’s seatApril 9, 2010

Reading list March 25, 2010

Keeping up with the GAO March 8, 2010

Performance Measurement

Accountability: "It can't be looking over someone's shoulder", (Pennsylvania), August 26, 2010

More than Just Jobs in Connecticut, August 12, 2010

Pennsylvania: A Window on Stimulus Spending, August 10, 2010

Light and Political Bushel Baskets, August 4, 2010

Telling the Story, July 22, 2010

Pinning Down Performance, June 17, 2010

Data, Data Everywhere, But are there Brains to Think?, June 16, 2010

Cash for Clunkers: Measuring Performance May 5, 2010

Measures for Workforce Training . . . A Minnesota Audit’s Critique April 22, 2010

Wanna see a Governor get results? Keep reading March 24, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH: Beth Blauer, director of Maryland’s StateStat March 16, 2010

Starting off on the right foot. . .March 15, 2010

How deep do you want to dive? March 8, 2010

Welcome. . . March 4, 2010

Public Opinion

Stimulus Isn't a Four Letter Word, September 14, 2010

Ed DeSeve: “They like the things money is used for. . . .” March 11, 2010

Technology

ARRA on Cloud Nine May 14, 2010

Transparency

Interview with Earl Devaney, November 24, 2010

A Hint of Things To Come? November 15, 2010

Transparency: Clear as Glass? Or Clear as Mud? November 10, 2010

Recovery.gov's New Look, November 1, 2010

More than Just Jobs in Connecticut, August 12, 2010

Pennsylvania: A Window on Stimulus Spending, August 10, 2010

Telling the Story, July 22, 2010

Shedding (tiny little bits of) light on ARRA April 16, 2010

The transparency balancing act April 9, 2010

“Before the phone starts ringing. . . .” March 23, 2010

Cleaning up the data March 17, 2010

Nevada: Stimulus Reporting for Everyman March 5, 2010

 

READING LISTS

A Guide to Our Favorite Posts, December 21, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, December 14, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, December 8, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, December 2, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, November 22, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, November 16, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, November 8, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, November 2, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, October 25, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, October 19, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, October 13, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, October 6, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, September 30, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, September 23, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, September 15, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, September 7, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, August 31, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List -- Special Frustration Edition, August 24, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, Augut 16, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, August 9, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, August 2, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, July 26, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, July 8, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, June 28, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, June 18, 2010

Stimulus Watcher's Reading List, June 11, 2010