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The state of delaware
has made a small but important change in its school crime reporting requirements. Previously, the law required schools to notify law enforcement upon certain actions by all students 9 years-old and older. School officials, and in some cases, law enforcement officers and courts had no discretion in how to handle these offenses, regardless of the circumstances.
The new law moves the mandat...
...he U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights alleging, among other claims, that most of delaware
's charter schools are easily racially identifiable and contribute to the resegregation of regular schools. The complaint also claims that admissions requirements in many charters effectively exclude lower-income students and students with disabilities.
Arizona charters not entitled to more funding
At issue in the Arizona case was whether charter schools have the right to...
...hool enrollment gap widened in 25 states, most notably in Vermont, which saw its gap grow by 21.8%. delaware
(where the gap widened by 5.5%), Kentucky (5.4%), Pennsylvania (5.3%), and North Carolina (5.1%) followed with the largest increase in enrollment gaps, generally as legislatures cut funding for state pre-K programs.
The growth in the gap in North Carolina is especially important because the state has been under court order to expand pre-K programs for at-risk children. The order, part of...
... school funding among rural districts?
Answer: Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, and delaware
have the least inequality in combined state and local revenue per pupil among rural districts.
These five states have relatively equal levels of instructional spending across rural districts. However, rural instructional spending is very low in Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Only delaware
spends above the national average, and it has low numbers and low percentages of rura...
...rural schools most likely to have about the same amount of funding as other rural schools?
, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Maryland.
It is important to note that many of these states have some of the most poorly funded rural schools in the nation. The fact that there’s not a lot of variation among districts is often because nearly all rural schools lack adequate resources.
For more information about “equ...
...9%), Texas (41.4%), Mississippi (40.0%), Oklahoma (36.7%), North Carolina (36.0%), Florida (34.9%), delaware
(33.9%), Georgia (31.2%), Colorado (29.8%), Nevada (29.6%), Alabama (27.0%), Virginia (24.3%), and Washington (23.4%).
Read more from the March 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
...5.9% rural graduation rate); Georgia (56.2%); New Mexico (58.4%); Arizona (59.7%); Alabama (62.4%): delaware
(62.6%); Mississippi (63.4%); Florida (64.1%); Louisiana (64.9%); and North Carolina (66.5%);
(Source: Why Rural Matters, 2009)
Read more from the September 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
...ucation budget on rural schools, followed by Rhode Island (4.4%), California (5.1%), Nevada (5.1%), delaware
(5.6%), and Utah (6.5%). It should be noted, however, that California actually has a large rural population, but the rural population is a small percentage of the state’s total number of residents. Nevada and Utah have vast areas with very low population densities, but most of their residents are concentrated in a few urban areas.
Data Source: National Center for Education Statis...
...issippi (40.6%), South Carolina (40.5%), North Carolina (40.5%), Oklahoma (37.6%), Georgia (36.9%), delaware
(36.1%), Colorado (30.0), Nevada (29.9%), Washington (29.0), Alabama (28.1%), and Virginia (26.5%).
(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 September 2012 Rural Policy Matters....
...ina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. Together they will receive $3.4 billion. Tennessee and delaware
, first round winners announced in March, won an additional $600 million between them.
In general, the winners aren’t very rural and the rural areas within them are not particularly poor. Exceptions are Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Hawaii is difficult to measure because the entire state in a single schools district encompassing both rural and urban areas. No need to menti...
1The states are Alabama, Arkansas, delaware
, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Read more from the April 2009 Rural Policy Matters....
...ates have not indicated they will apply for NCLB waivers. They include Alabama, Alaska, California, delaware
, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming in addition to Montana.
Local news coverage:
Montana’s letter to the...
In the most recent incident, two students were injured when shots were fired in a gym at delaware
Valley Charter School in Philadelphia. Two people have been charged in the incident, including the 17-year-old student accused of firing the shots and an 18-year-old graduate of the school accused of providing the weapon. Attorneys for the shooter have said the incident was an accident and the student obtained the weapon to protect himself from the threat of an after-school attack.
...nt articles that summarize actions in other states to end zero-tolerance, including North Carolina, delaware
, and Indiana:
Read more from the June 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
...has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights claiming that most of delaware
’s charters are racially identifiable and that common enrollment practices violate several provisions of federal law.
School Finance Overview: Arizona and California
Attorneys for the state Legislature of Arizona are back in court seeking a stay in a Court ruling requiring increased funding for schools. In California, schools are getting more funding along with greater flexibi...