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connecticut High Court Rules in School Finance Case

...free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Last month, connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled that students have the right to more than just a “free” education. Ruling in connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell, the Court wrote: "We conclude that [the state constitution] entitles connecticut public school students to an education suitable to give them the opportunity to be responsible citizens able to p...
Date: 2010-04-29

connecticut Reduces Suspension Rate

...d current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Advocacy groups in connecticut are praising the state’s schools for reducing the number of exclusionary discipline actions, even before a state law limiting conditions under which students can be suspended went into effect on July 1. The law was passed in 2007 but its implementation was delayed until this year after some education groups objected that it would be too expensive for schools to follow. The new l...
Date: 2010-07-23

RPM Special Edition on School Violence:Introduction: Methods and Definitions

...e 2012–13 school year we included two incidents under the category of Mass Violence: Newtown, connecticut (Sandy Hook Elementary) and Baltimore, Maryland (Perry Hall High School). In the case of Perry Hall, newspaper accounts suggest the assailant fired randomly in the school cafeteria, injuring one victim before being subdued. In this case the assailant apparently intended and had the potential to claim multiple victims. By contrast, we did not include shootings at Taft Union High School ...
Date: 2013-03-27

RPM Special Edition on School Violence:The Distance Between

...e of self-protection has lost some of its hold on the popular American imagination, challenged by a connecticut man, too young to buy beer, with access to a legal stash of weapons that he used in a school that did everything right. * * * * * * * When we began this report we wanted to understand a lot more than we did about the nature of violence in American schools, about how schools and kids are vulnerable, about how events unfold, and especially about factors that reduce the likelihood of tr...
Date: 2013-03-28

About the Rural Trust's Capacity Building Program

...Executive Director Director, Capacity Building Program The Rural School and Community Trust 4301 connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 100  Washington, D.C. 20008 Tel: (202) 822-3919 Fax: (202) 872-4050 Email: ...
Date: 2009-10-02

Alternative Ways to Achieve Cost Effective Schools

...gress (NAEP) tests tend to have decentralized governance structures. For example, only nine states (connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, Nebraska) scored above the national average in both 8th grade mathematics and 8th grade science on the most recent test. All of these states have highly decentralized governance structures with many small local schools, many locally elected school boards, and many local superintendents. Eliminating districts al...
Date: 2003-06-01

Fact and Figures About States With High Rural Graduation Rates

...rural districts and graduating). Nebraska is second with a 93.9% graduation rate and is followed by connecticut (93.8%), New Jersey (93.3%), Iowa (89.5%), Illinois (88.6%), Ohio (87.2%), Pennsylvania (85.8%), South Dakota (85.4%), and Utah (85.0%). (Source: Why Rural Matters, 2009) Read more from the August 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-08-25

Facts and Figures About States With the Highest Average Teacher Salaries in Rural Districts

...ghest average expenditures for rural instructional staff at $74,800, followed by Alaska at $74,193, connecticut at $73,632, New Jersey at $65,674, and California at $65,120. Actual salary levels may vary widely between districts. Read more from the June 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2010-06-25

Facts and Figures About States With the Highest Salary Expenditures for Instructional Staff in Rural Schools

...all instructional staff). New York is followed by Alaska at $74,193 per instructional staff member; connecticut at $73,632; New Jersey at $65,674; and California at $65,120. The national rural average is $51,111. Read more from the May 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-05-29

Facts and Figures: States That Spend More Than $7,000 on Instruction for Each Rural Student

... Alaska is followed by New York ($10,214), Wyoming ($9,333), New Jersey ($8,783), Vermont ($8,651), connecticut ($8,604), Rhode Island ($8,438), New Hampshire ($7,899), Massachusetts ($7,473), and Maryland ($7,095). (Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.)   Read more from the April 2013 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2013-04-12

New Location for Rural Trust's National Office

...e our new address and phone numbers. The Rural School and Community Trust National Office 4301 connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 100  Washington, D.C. 20008  Tel: (202) 822-3919  Fax: (202) 872-4050 Email: info@ruraledu.org...
Date: 2013-04-01

Police in Schools Increase Arrests, According to Report on Discipline in Mississippi

...This article appeared in the April 2013 Rural Policy Matters. Editor's note: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. In Mississippi, black students are three times as likely as white students to receive an out-of-school suspension, according to Handcuffs on Success: The Extreme School Discipline Crisis in Mississippi Public Schools, a report released in January about the school discipline crisis in the Magnolia State. In the most severe ...
Date: 2013-04-11

Rural Child Poverty Rates Often Higher than Urban

...cy Matters Rural child poverty rates far exceed suburban child poverty rates in every state except connecticut, and on average rival central city child poverty rates nationwide, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau performed by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. A child living in rural areas is more likely to live in poverty than one who lives in the central cities in 19 states. In three more states there are not enough rural communities to mak...
Date: 2008-10-10

Rural Policy Matters: April 2010

...ls Hosts Statewide Meeting SASS conference draws attention for important issues…   connecticut High Court Rules in School Finance Case A long-awaited decision in connecticut affirms the right to an adequate education in that state; the decision also establishes a role for the courts in school funding matters… Illinois’ Economy Spurs Actions on Education Funding A new lawsuit in Illinois claims that the current method of funding schools discriminated against taxpa...
Date: 2010-04-29

Rural Policy Matters: January 2015

...r Rural Policy Matters should be sent to: Rural School and Community Trust Policy Program 4301 connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 100 Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: 202.822.3919 Editor: Robin Lambert, robin.lambert@ruraledu.org...
Date: 2015-01-28