Rural Policy Matters: May 2009


Last Updated: May 28, 2009
 

Rural Policy Matters: May 2009
Facts and Figures About State Education Funding for Rural Districts
Figures from Why Rural Matters 2007 reveal a disparity between the percentage of state funds designated for rural communites and the percentage of public schools located in rural places....

Healthy Rural Schools, Healthy Rural Communities: 2009 REWG Brings Rural Education Activists Together
See photos, download session materials, and get the scoop on the 2009 national Rural Education Working Group meeting, held in April in North Carolina....

Participate in Survey on School Siting
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is sponsoring the development of an informational report regarding the selection and design of school sites for the purpose of safe and efficient transportation....

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

Rural School Funding News

Rural-Urban Funding Gap Grows in Nebraska
Funding gap between rural small districts and urban large districts widens in Nebraska....

Wisconsin Considers Funding Changes for Rural Schools
A bill in Wisconsin would help schools with declining enrollment, transportation costs.....

Missouri Arguments Heard
Rural Missouri districts appeal school funding lawsuit decision....

Ohio Funding Reform Faces Opposition
Plans to increase the state’s share of school funding face opposition in Ohio....

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Teacher Turnover, 2003-04 to 2004-05 School Years
Figures from the U.S. Department of Education show teacher turnover rates are lower in small town and rural areas....

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Creating Testing (And Other Performance) Environments that Can Help Students Beat Negative Expectations in High-Stakes Events
People perform more poorly when subjected to communication that suggests they are less competent. Such communication can be subtle and often comes as a negative societal stereotype. Studies confirm the effect and its significant impact on students. But schools can take steps to address the problem....