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2009 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...h Starr teaches high school physics and will travel to Mauna Kea International Observatory in Hilo, hawaii, considered an international Mecca for astrophysicists to study astronomy and its relationship to the teaching of physics. In addition to his own nightly observation sessions, Keith plans to interview several of the astronomers in regards to developing best teaching practices. Keith hopes to use this experience to create an introductory astronomy curriculum as well as an astronomy club for ...
Date: 2009-11-05

All Children are Equal Act (H.R. 2485) to be Considered by the House Education and the Workforce Committee

... Timothy H. Bishop, New York Dave Loebsack, Iowa Mazie Hirono, hawaii Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania Read more from the November 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-11-29

Arizona School Using Culture and Innovative Math Project to Boost Student Success

...nnovation (i3) grant program, it was for its proposal to work with other Native American and Native hawaiian schools to implement similar approaches, particularly in math education for youth children. Ultimately, STAR did not win federal i3 funding, but its proposal captured the attention of the Rural Trust, which brokered partial funding for the program, in part because of its value as an innovation useful to other rural schools. STAR's 3 to 3rd Math Project To understand how STAR got to its...
Date: 2012-10-29

Early Childhood Education: Few States Measuring Up

...the state provides programs. For example, more than 94% of children attend full-day kindergarten in hawaii compared to only 24.6% in Utah. Quality Counts includes an interesting index of state preschool and kindergarten enrollment data. The chart does not include information about whether programs are private or public or require families to pay (other than Head Start enrollment data). However, it does indicate, on a state-by-state basis, whether overall enrollment has increased or decreased be...
Date: 2015-01-28

High-Poverty Rural Districts Largely Left Out of Race to the Top

...igh-poverty rural areas. The second round winners, announced last month, include Florida, Georgia, hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, 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...
Date: 2010-09-28

Poverty Rates Unchanged for Rural Children

... increased in New Jersey, New Mexico, and West Virginia and decreased in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, hawaii, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, and Wyoming. At 34.0% Mississippi had the highest children poverty rate, followed by New Mexico at 31.2%. Racial/ethnic disparity Poverty has historically varied dramatically by race-ethnicity. These variations persist in 2013 data. “Cause for Optimism?” reports that Asian children face the least likelihood of living in poverty, w...
Date: 2014-09-24

Report Finds Negative Effects of Recession on School Funding

...s to student poverty. The report found that coverage rates are highest in Utah at 94% and lowest in hawaii at 78%. It also found that income levels of private school students are higher on average that those of public school students, ranging from 104% in Alaska (where incomes are nearly the same) to 199% in Louisiana (income levels are twice as high for private school students). In Washington, DC, the income level of private school students is more than three times (367%) higher than public sch...
Date: 2014-03-24

Rural Child Poverty Rates Often Higher than Urban

...the central city rates in Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming, more than twenty percent higher in Arizona, hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota, and more than 10 percent higher in North Carolina, North Dakota, and Oregon. The overall rural child poverty rates exceed 30% percent in Mississippi (35.1), Louisiana (33.9) and Arizona (31.1). Read more from the October 2008 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2008-10-10

Rural School and Community Trust Policy Strategy

...cate   All state constitutions provide for an education system and nearly all states (except hawaii) establish community involvement in public education through local education agencies. We believe that this system creates a community mandate to educate, consisting of:  The right to educate children in good schools close to home, in a place and context with which they are familiar. The responsibility to educate all children well, for life beyond the community as well as i...
Date: 2013-04-01

Search for Resources by State

...Click on the map below to see a listing of resources by individual state.     ...
Date: 2009-06-26
Category: resource center
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Teachers and Teaching Conditions in Rural New Mexico

...ndians. New Mexico is second in the nation in the percent of students of color in rural schools (hawaii is first). Over 70% of rural students are non-white. Many of these students do not speak English as their primary language. These factors add another layer of challenge for rural schools. With such a significant rural, poor and diverse population, it is crucial that education reform efforts recognize and focus on the unique challenges in rural New Mexico schools. This report is designed ...
Date: 2004-06-01

Title I's Small State Minimum

... these seven states receive less than two percent of the Title I money. Another five states — hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, and Nebraska — qualify for the minimum under one or two of the four grant programs. While the small state minimum helps these 12 states a lot, it results in a total increase in their funding of only $53.1 million — less than half of one percent of the Title I appropriation. Because these twelve are not among the poorest rural states — all rank belo...
Date: 2008-04-01

Why Rural Matters 2005: News Conference Transcript

... is the diversity of rural places. The rural population in 3 states is less than 50% white: Alaska, hawaii, and New Mexico. In another 8 states, at least one-third of rural students are minority: Arkansas, Mississippi, California, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, and North Carolina. But within this minority group, there's great diversity also. hawaii and Alaska have large populations of indigenous people. New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma have a combination of Native American and Hisp...
Date: 2005-05-11

Why Rural Matters 2005: The Facts About Rural Education in the 50 States

...kota), Central Appalachia (Kentucky and West Virginia), and the Southwest (New Mexico and Arizona). hawaii and Idaho are also among the states with the poorest rural population. Percentage of Rural Students Eligible for Subsidized Meals (PDF) Percentage of Rural Families with School-Age Children Living Below the Federal Poverty Line (PDF) Percentage of Rural Female-Headed Households with Preschool-Age Children Living below the Federal Poverty Line (...
Date: 2005-05-12

Why Rural Matters 2007: Gauge and Indicator Results

... and New Mexico), Central Appalachia (Kentucky and West Virginia), and the Far West (California and hawaii).   Rural NAEP math score Rural NAEP reading score Rural high school graduation rate   (click to enlarge)   Rural Education Priority The states ranking the highest overall are located in quintessentially rural regions of the country: the Southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina...
Date: 2007-10-23