Rural Policy Matters: November 2010


Last Updated: November 30, 2010
 

Rural Policy Matters: November 2010

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Facts and Figures About States Where More Than Ten Percent of Rural Students Are Learning English
Question: There are ten states in which more than 10% of rural students are learning English. What are the states?

The Rural Factor in the New Republican Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives
The rural vote played a big role in changes in Congress. But not in all the ways it’s been portrayed…

Taking Advantage of the “Rural Preference” in the Investing in Innovation Grant Competition
The so-called “rural preference” in the federal i3 competition did little to attract authentically rural proposals…

Rural Trust Wishes Harrison Well in New Position
Lynnette Harrison, member of Rural Trust’s Field Services staff, has taken a new position…

School Discipline: An Occasional Series on Developments in School Disciplinary Policies and Practices
U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Police Interrogation Case

The U.S. has agreed to hear a case involving a young special education student who was taken from school without Miranda rights or parental involvement after being accused of a property crime…

 

Rural School Funding News

Utah Takes on Revenue Issues to Address Low Spending
Utah spends less per pupil than any other state, but that could change…

Oklahoma Ballot Initiative on School Funding Soundly Defeated
Voters seemed driven by concerns about where money would come from to fund a proposal to raise state per pupil spending to the regional average…

Alaska Ballot Initiative on School Funding Successful
Voters approve a bond initiative that will build several new rural schools…

Arkansas Adequacy Level Set
Arkansas schools will get $60 million more next year…

Florida’s Class Size Limits Will Remain in Place
A constitutional provision that places absolute caps on class sizes stands in Florida…

Ohio Funding Formula Remains Controversial After Election
School funding was a hot topic in Ohio’s gubernatorial campaign and it is still hot as the state readies itself for its Race to the Top award…

Kansas Lawsuit Filed
A coalition of school districts has filed a school funding lawsuit in Kansas…

Proposed California Funding System Fixes Are a Mixed Bag for Rural Schools
A report calls for important, but implemental, changes in the way California funds schools…

 

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2009 NAEP Performance on Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics, by Locale
This graph illustrates, by locale, 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress Performance on Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics.