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Rural Policy Matters: November 2013

Rural Policy Matters: November 2013The November issue of RPM profiles a youth-led entrepreneurial effort in North Carolina; kicks off a new series, “Why What’s Rural Matters;” covers a recent tour of full-service community schools in California; reports on the education tax referendum in Colorado; and includes announcements of the 2014 Global Teacher Fellowship application process and a rural education AmeriCorps program in northern New England.
Date: November 21, 2013
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Rural Policy Matters: October 2013

Rural Policy Matters: October 2013The October issue of RPM announces the opening of the 2014 Global Teacher Fellowship application process; presents experiences and photos of 2013 Global Fellows; considers tragedies in Nevada and Massachusetts in the context of other incidents of school violence in the U.S.; examines the issue of school discipline through the lenses of safety, teacher retention, and school pushout; and introduces readers to don’t-miss reports on rural dropout issues and full-service community schools.
Date: October 29, 2013
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Rural Policy Matters: September 2013

Rural Policy Matters: September 2013The September 2013 issue of Rural Policy Matters welcomes readers back to the 2013–14 school year; features an article on the work of the Rural Trust; explores dramatic policy developments in North Carolina; and covers a report on the effects of the recession on state education spending.


Rural Trust Special Report on School Violence

Violence in U.S. Schools, 1975-2013This report updates the March special edition of RPM and includes information on violent incidents, updated graphics, and policy recommendations.


Rural Policy Matters: June 2013

Rural Policy Matters: May 2013The June 2013 issue of Rural Policy Matters focuses on rural schools that are doing great things. “Everyone a Stakeholder” features D. P. Cooper Elementary in South Carolina and the ways it has leveraged rural resources to give students a broad experience and to drive high achievement. Two stories describe the implementation of the Schools to Watch process in two struggling small town middle schools. “Schools Prove They Can Make Dramatic Improvements With Their Own Teachers: No Sanctions Necessary” provides an overview of the Schools to Watch process and its implementation, with support from an i3 grant, in two rural middle schools. “Building a Great School: No Punitive Sanctions Allowed” takes an in-depth look at the process in those two middle schools — with lots of insight from the principals at the two schools — and lots of photos.


Rural Policy Matters: May 2013

Rural Policy Matters: May 2013The May 2013 issue of Rural Policy Matters includes the release of “Violence in U.S. K–12 Schools,” a Rural Trust special report; Why Policy Matters: Legal Interventions, the fourth in our series on the importance of policy advocacy; a story on the 2013 rural winner of a Leonore Annenberg College Scholarship and a story announcing the elementary school recipients of awards from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children. Rural School Funding News covers a variety of important developments in school privatization efforts as well as finance lawsuits and state budget fights. There’s also important School Discipline News and a graph.
Date: May 30, 2013
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Violence in U.S. Schools, 1975-2013: A Rural Trust Special Report

The March RPM special edition on school violence has been released as a downloadable Rural Trust special report and includes updated text and additional graphics. The report found surprising patterns in incidents of school violence, including important information for violence prevention. The report emphasizes rural perspectives throughout.


New Location for Rural Trust's National Office

The Rural Trust's National Office has relocated to Washington, DC. Please note our new address and phone numbers.
Date: April 01, 2013
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Rural Policy Matters: November 2012

Rural Policy Matters: November 2012The November 2012 issue of Rural Policy Matters includes stories that feature innovations in rural schools; an overview of the outcomes of state ballot initiatives related to education; Part 3 of “The Rules We Play By”; School Discipline News; Rural School Funding News, a graph, and more.
Date: November 28, 2012
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Rural Policy Matters: October 2012

Rural Policy Matters: October 2012The October 2012 issue of Rural Policy Matters includes stories that feature innovations in rural schools; a youth-led poverty reduction program that's improving economic prospects in its community; an overview of state ballot initiatives related to education; Part 2 of "The Rules We Play By"; School Discipline News; Rural School Funding News; a graph; and more.
Date: October 29, 2012
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Rural Policy Matters: September 2012

Rural Policy Matters: September 2012The September 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes the stories: Teachers Interpret International Travel; STEM STAR Offers Successful Rural Technology Model; Arizona Must Expand ELL Services; Charter Challenges; School Discipline News: Rural School Funding News, a graph, and more.
Date: September 27, 2012
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Rural Policy Matters: August 2012

Rural Policy Matters: July 2012The August 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes a story about the travels of the Rural Trust Global Fellows; The Rules We Play By; Budget Sequestration: Tough Times Ahead? Race To The Top-Districts Competition and Rural Schools; Discipline News; Rural School Funding News; a graph; and more.
Date: August 28, 2012
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Rural Policy Matters: July 2012

Rural Policy Matters: July 2012The July 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about the travels of the Rural Trust Global Fellows; i3 Development grants; Impact of Charter School Funding on Small Districts, Discipline News, Rural School Funding News, a graph, and more.
Date: July 27, 2012
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Rural Policy Matters: June 2012

Rural Policy Matters: June 2012The June 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about changes to state charter school laws; updates from Global Fellows; new emphases on place in federal programs; possible action on Highly Qualified Teacher rules; Michigan advising districts to address zero-tolerance discipline policies; Rural School Funding News, a graph, and more.
Date: June 26, 2012
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Rural Policy Matters: May 2012

Rural Policy Matters: May 2012The May 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters features stories on Place-Based Learning Events in Missouri and Vermont; youth-led poverty reduction work in Louisiana; new school discipline legislation in Colorado; school finance news from South Carolina and Iowa; and more.