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Just Released: 2013 PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

The Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools is an annual poll that allows educators and policy makers to track public opinion about this nation’s public schools.


Register for Racial Healing Network Regional Calls

The Within Our Lifetime Network invites you to connect with others in your region who are committed to ending the impact of racism in our lifetime. The Within Our Lifetime Network,  which works to promotes racial healing and racial equity, invites you to join one of six scheduled calls in early September.


Is your School's Internet Access Fast Enough for Digital Learning?

EducationSuperHighway.org estimates that 80% of K-12 public schools in the US do not have sufficient Internet infrastructure for digital learning.


Children's Defense Fund National Conference: July 22-25, 2012

Make plans now for the 2012 Children's Defense Fund National Conference, set for July 22–25 in  Cincinnati, Ohio.


Why Rural Matters 2011-12: Statistical Indicators of the Condition of Rural Education in the 50 States

WhyRural Matters 2011-12Why Rural Matters 2011–12 is the sixth in a series of biennial reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states.


Why Rural Matters 2011-12 Press Release

Nearly one in four American children attend rural schools and enrollment is growing at a faster rate in rural school districts than in all other places combined, according to Why Rural Matters 2011–12, a biennial report by the Rural School and Community Trust.


Why Rural Matters 2009: An Interview with Co-Author and Researcher Jerry Johnson

RPM interviews Why Rural Matters (WRM) co-author Jerry Johnson about his personal perspectives on the findings in this important report.
Date: December 08, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters, What's New
Related Tags: All States, Income Related Issues, Title I, Why Rural Matters


Why Rural Matters 2009: State and Regional Challenges and Opportunities

The fifth Why Rural Matters (WRM) biennial report from the Rural Trust is the nation’s most broad-ranging look at rural education in all 50 states. This year’s report finds that rural enrollment continues to grow across the country. As in the past, rural schools and students facing the biggest challenges are located in a southern band of states stretching from California across the southwest through the Deep South and into Appalachia. In these states public policy tends to make challenges worse not better.
 
New to WRM 2009 is a closer look at rural districts with the highest poverty rates in each state. Severe obstacles to student learning exist in these districts even in states where rural students generally fare reasonably well. However, student outcomes in some states are much better than in others suggesting that policy does indeed make a difference for students with the most challenges to high achievement. Read more about the major findings of WRM 2009 and check out results for your state…
Date: November 29, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: All States, RT Policy Department, Why Rural Matters


Why Rural Matters 2009: State and Regional Challenges and Opportunities

Why Rural Matters 2009Why Rural Matters 2009 is the fifth in a series of biennial reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states.


New NSBA Publication May Help Rural Districts with Growing ELL Populations

Guide provides useful information about the legal responsibilities of school districts for the education of students learning English, including students who may lack proper immigration documentation…
Date: October 30, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: All States, English Language Learners (ELL), Immigration, K-12


Why Rural Matters 2009: Sneak Preview

The signature biennial report on rural education will be released later this fall. We provide a glimpse into the report…
Date: September 29, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: All States, Education Policy and Activism, Race to the Top, Why Rural Matters


Links to Other Rural Education Resources

The following websites are good sources of information with regard to rural schools and school districts.
Date: September 18, 2009
Related Categories: Resource Center
Related Tags: All States


9th Annual Quality Education Conference

National conference focuses on school funding issues....
Date: July 18, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: All States, Rural School Funding News, School Finance/Funding


Special Education Ruling

More special education students could be eligible for reimbursement for private school tuition…
Date: July 18, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: All States, Federal Policy, Rural School Funding News, School Finance/Funding


More Legal Guidance on Strip Searches

A strip search of a 13-year-old girl was ruled unreasonable by the highest court…
Date: July 18, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters, Student
Related Tags: All States, Federal Policy, Youth