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Date: June 26, 2009
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Rural Trust Capacity Building News

Voices from the Fisheries HandbookNew! Voices from the Fisheries Handbook is an oral history handbook written for teachers as well as marine-oriented and other community organizations. Also, the Rural Trust offers the Targeted Reading Intervention -- evidence-based reading strategies delivered by the classroom teacher.
Date: June 17, 2009
Related Categories: Capacity Building, Form, What's New
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Rural Education Finance Center

The Rural Education Finance Center works on all levels to improve educational opportunity for rural children by reducing inequities in state school finance systems, strengthening the fiscal practices of rural schools, and insuring the adequacy of funding to rural schools.


College Offers New Major in Rural Studies

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College launches a degree program in Rural Studies; admissions are currently open.


Poorer Smaller Districts Lose Out in Stimulus

The federal stimulus package provides needed relief to many schools, but it replicates serious inequities for smaller districts with high poverty rates…


Education Funding in the Stimulus: An Overview

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides significant additional funding for public schools. Details are still forthcoming, but we outline the basic funding streams and their requirements…


2006-07 College Enrollment Status for the 10th Grade Class of 2001-02

Figures from the U.S. Department of Education show the college enrollment status for the 10th grade class of 2001-02.
Date: March 12, 2009
Related Categories: Administrator, Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: All States, College/University, Graphs, High School


Encourage Teen-Driver Safety: National Grant Competition

Project Ignition, sponsored by State Farm Companies Foundation and the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), is an annual competition for high school students to promote teen-driver safety.
Date: March 12, 2009
Related Categories: Administrator, Funding/Grants/Scholarships, Rural Policy Matters, Student, Teacher
Related Tags: All States, High School, Youth


Facts and Figures About School Lunches in Poor Rural School Districts

What percent of students who attend school in the 800 poorest rural school districts qualify for free or reduced priced lunches?


Why Rural Matters 2007: The Realities of Rural Education Growth

Why Rural Matters 2007Why Rural Matters 2007 is the fourth in a series of biennial reports analyzing the importance of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the urgency for policymakers in each state to address rural education issues.


Disproportionate Discipline: African-American Students in U.S. Schools

African-American students are more likely than other students to be suspended, expelled, or disciplined with corporal punishment. There is no evidence that African-American students have a higher incidence of serious misbehavior than other students. Rather, they receive harsher punishments for more minor and subjective infractions...


"Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in the Schools?" A Review

Many schools and districts across the country have adopted “zero tolerance” policies that impose specific, often severe, penalties on students for behavior infractions. Research suggests these policies may be counter-productive…


Obama and the Rural Vote

Analysis of the presidential vote in rural areas with some thoughts for the president-elect...



Characteristics of a Successful High-Poverty Rural School: A Review

A discussion of a paper presented at this year's American Education Research Association that attempts to answer the question of why some rural schools do better than others...


2008 Federal Election Outcomes

The composition of some congressional committees dealing with education will change...
Date: November 06, 2008
Related Categories: Policy Maker, Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: All States, Education Policy and Activism