Time to Learn About Obama's Education Plan

President Barack Obama is unveiling the first piece of his education plan to a group of Hispanic business leaders.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says Obama's speech Tuesday to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will outline the first steps of an agenda to change American schools. Gibbs says the president's remarks will focus on new approaches to help students and teachers.

Obama's huge economic stimulus package provides $41 billion in grants to local school districts. He also plans to send $79 billion in relief to states to prevent cuts in state aid, and another $21 billion for school modernization.

The stimulus package also provides more than $35 billion aimed at building schools and training teachers.

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