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Rural Policy Matters: April 2012

Rural Policy Matters: April 2012The April 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters features stories on the new class of Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellows, on a place-based arts program in Missouri, school finance news updates from Montana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and more.


Rural Policy Matters: March 2012

Rural Policy Matters: March 2012The March 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters features reminders about upcoming Investing in Innovation Development Grant deadlines, stories on an important policy victory in Arkansas and foundation-building in that state; coverage of the Southern Regional School-to-Prison Pipeline ActionCamp; Rural School Funding news; and more.
Date: March 30, 2012
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Rural Policy Matters: January 2012

Rural Policy Matters: January 2012The January 2012 edition of Rural Policy Matters announces the resignation of long-time Policy Director, Marty Strange; covers the release of Why Rural Matters 2011–12; provides an update on proposed rural post office closures and what one statewide group is doing in response; Rural School Funding News; and more.
Date: January 27, 2012
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Why Rural Matters 2011-12: Statistical Indicators of the Condition of Rural Education in the 50 States

WhyRural Matters 2011-12Why Rural Matters 2011–12 is the sixth in a series of biennial reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states.


Why Rural Matters 2011-12 Press Release

Nearly one in four American children attend rural schools and enrollment is growing at a faster rate in rural school districts than in all other places combined, according to Why Rural Matters 2011–12, a biennial report by the Rural School and Community Trust.


Rural Policy Matters: December 2011

Rural Policy Matters: December 2011The December 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes a story about Montana’s decision to decline NCLB waivers; research that finds many Title I schools receive less state and local funding than other schools; new guidance for schools on voluntary efforts to achieve diversity; an update on the All Children are Equal Act and the Formula Fairness Campaign; Rural School Funding News; and more.
Date: December 30, 2011
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Rural Policy Matters: November 2011

Rural Policy Matters: November 2011The November 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes a call to urge Congressional Representatives to support the ACE Act to end discrimination in Title I funding; a rural school with an interesting technology initiative; an important court decision in Alabama; a report on urban school closures that touches rural themes; Center for Midwestern Initiatives blog, Rural School Funding News; and more.
Date: November 30, 2011
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Rural Policy Matters: October 2011

Rural Policy Matters: October 2011The October 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about the recipients of the 2011 Global Teacher Fellowships; Analysis of i3 proposals that almost received funding; Likely impact of new i3 guidelines; School requirements of Alabama’s immigration law suspended; Niswonger Webinar report; Formula Fairness Campaign update; School discipline policy; Rural School Funding News; and more.
Date: October 27, 2011
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Rural Policy Matters: September 2011

Rural Policy Matters: September 2011The September 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about place-based learning in high-poverty schools; new policy pressures on Alabama teachers; a new sponsor for legislation to bring fairness to the Title I formulas; school discipline; poverty in the U.S.; charter school legislation; Rural School Funding News; and more.
Date: September 28, 2011
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Early Childhood Education in Rural Communities

Early Childhood Education in Rural CommunitiesThe Rural Trust's Doris Terry Williams and UNCF's Tammy L. Mann edited this monograph on the current status of early childhood education in rural communities.


Rural Policy Matters: August 2011

Rural Policy Matters: August 2011The August 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about the Center for Midwestern Initiatives; proposed closures of rural post offices; positive developments in the campaign to bring fairness to the Title I formulas; the Southeast Rural Education Summit; an upcoming Rural Trust webinar; Rural School Funding News; and more.
Date: August 27, 2011
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Rural Policy Matters: July 2011

Rural Policy Matters: July 2011The July 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about the All Children are Equal (ACE) Act that would improve the Title I formulas, the Fiscal Fairness Act that would require most school districts to spend as much in their highest-poverty schools as in their lowest-poverty schools; the issue of teacher tenure and the kinds of changes to tenure that many states made in 2011; school discipline including a new report from Texas and an important U.S. Supreme Court decision; Rural School Funding News; and more.
Date: July 29, 2011
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Rural Policy Matters: June 2011

Rural Policy Matters: June 2011The June 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about students who are bringing thousands of dollars into their rural communities; the new i3 guidelines; a call for i3 Peer Reviewers; Rural Research; a draft Number Weighting bill; the Southeastern Regional Rural Summit; the White House Rural Council; the latest installment in our series on Teacher Pay-for-Performance; School Discipline Policy Update; Rural School Funding News; and a graph.
Date: June 26, 2011
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Rural Policy Matters: May 2011

Rural Policy Matters: May 2011The May 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about the proposed federal Office of Rural Education Policy; a report on the impact of recent weather disasters on rural communities; a report from the May Rural Innovations webinar; an update on the Formula Fairness Campaign; Rural School Funding News, and a graph showing the percentage of students receiving special education students in various school locales.
Date: May 31, 2011
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Rural Policy Matters: April 2011

Rural Policy Matters: April 2011The April 2011 edition of Rural Policy Matters includes stories about the parallels between recent urban school consolidation proposals and consolidation initiatives in rural areas; a report on a recent court decision that will affect the ability of states to provide tax credits to cover costs of private education, among other things; an update on the Formula Fairness Campaign; the latest installment in our series on school finance, this time addressing teacher compensation; Rural School Funding News, and a graph showing the number of schools in rural, town, city, and suburban locations.
Date: April 27, 2011
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