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California's Frontal Assault on Rural Schools

Rural schools could bear the brunt of a proposal to end all funding for school transportation in California.
Date: January 27, 2012
Related Categories: In Local News, Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Rural School Funding News, School Finance/Funding, School Location


The U.S. School Transportation System is Massive

School buses transport 26 million public school students every day.
Date: January 27, 2012
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Rural School Funding News, School Finance/Funding, School Location


Montana Cites Rural Nature in Rationale for Declining NCLB Waivers

Most states have indicated they plan to apply in February for waivers of many No Child Left Behind provisions, but Montana announced this month that it sees the waiver provisions as inappropriate to state conditions.
Date: December 30, 2011
Related Categories: In Local News, Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Federal Education Policy, No Child Left Behind, School Location


Many Title I Schools Don't Get Comparable Share of State and Local Funding

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that many school districts spend less state and local funds per-pupil in their Title I and highest-poverty schools than in schools with lower rates of student poverty.
Date: December 30, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Federal Education Policy, Income Related Issues, School Location, Title I


Percent Public School Districts With Any Students Enrolled in Distance Education Courses, 2009-10

Rural schools, at all grade levels, are somewhat less likely than schools in other locales to enroll students in distance education courses.
Date: December 30, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Distance Learning, Graphs, School Location


Additional Texas Funding Lawsuits Filed

Not just one, but two lawsuits have been filed challenging the school funding system in Texas.
Date: November 29, 2011
Related Categories: In Local News, Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Rural School Funding News, School Finance/Funding, School Location


Why Some High-Scoring i3 Rural Projects Did Not Receive Funding

A Rural Trust analysis of rural i3 proposals that earned almost enough points to receive funding finds that the paucity of research and evaluation on rural schools may have hurt these applicants.
Date: October 27, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Federal Education Policy, Investing in Innovation, School Location


Investing in Innovation Round Two Rural Priority

Applications for the latest round of Investing in Innovations grants are in, and a new rural “absolute priority” should result in projects more genuinely focused on rural schools.
Date: October 27, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Federal Education Policy, Investing in Innovation, School Location


Fact and Figures About States With High Rural Graduation Rates

Question: Which 10 states have rural graduation rates above 85%?


Southeast Regional Education Summit Releases "Roadmap"

The Rural Trust co-sponsored a regional summit on improving education in the rural South in July. This month the summit’s co-sponsors released a follow-up report.
Date: August 25, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: School Location


Sources of Public School Funding, by Locale

Rural schools receive a lower portion of their school funding from the state than do suburban or town schools.
Date: July 29, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Graphs, School Finance/Funding, School Location


Facts and Figures About Locales That Depend on State Funding for Education

Question: Schools in which locale — city, suburb, town, or rural community — are most heavily reliant, on average, on state funding as a percentage of their education budget?
Date: July 28, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Facts and Figures, School Location


Bill Would Require Districts to Spend “Comparably” In High-Poverty Schools

A new bill would amend the Title I law to require school districts to spend as much on the education of students in high-poverty schools as it does on students in low-poverty schools.


No Rural Cachet

Rural communities and problems get less attention from resesearchers than other commuities.
Date: June 25, 2011
Related Categories: Investing in Innovation, Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Federal Programs, Research, School Location


Save the Date for the 2011 Southeast Regional Rural Summit

The Southeast Regional Rural Summit is set for July 19–20, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Date: June 25, 2011
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Community Organizing, School Location, Updates