Rural Policy Matters: October 2008


Last Updated: October 10, 2008
 

Rural Policy Matters October 2008

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Facts and Figures on Rural Adults Who Hold High School Diplomas
Question: In what 11 states do fewer than 80% of rural adults hold high school or equivalency (GED) diplomas?

Student Loan Forgiveness Options for Teachers and Schools
Federal student loan forgiveness programs can help schools, especially low-income schools, recruit teachers...

Missouri's Ozarks Schools Suffer Funding Disparity
Rural schools in the mountains of Missouri have less money per student than other schools in the state...

Rural Child Poverty Rates Often Higher than Urban
Poverty rates higher in rural areas...

Wyoming Attracts Montana Teachers
Montana is losing teachers to Wyoming...

New Mexico Adopts Navajo Language Textbook
Many New Mexico students will learn Navajo at school...

Rural School Funding News

Georgia Case Withdrawn
Georgia case likely to be re-filed...

Tough Economic Times Make for Tough Decisions in Arkansas
Arkansas weighing key components of school funding...

South Dakota Lawsuit Highlights Rural Issues
South Dakota case highlights complexities for poorly-funded but high-achieving rural schools...

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Responses by 10th grade students to the question "How far in school do you think you will get?"
Figures from the U.S. Department of Education show that students have different expectations based on where they live...

Homelessness in Rural Oregon
Homelessness rising faster in rural communities than cities...

State Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers, A Sampler
Many states offer programs to increase the number of teachers...

Public Policy Principles for Rural Education: Fifth Principle
The Rural Trust has identified 15 principles to guide its policy work; this is the fifth...

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TEACH Grants Can Help Some Prospective Teachers
The new federal TEACH program can help students become teachers, and low-income schools should know how to use the program...

Structuring Schools So Students Succeed: Rural Perspectives
A major new study by rural education researchers Craig and Aimee Howley addresses the vexing problem of how individual students of various income levels fare in larger and smaller schools nationwide...